Synonyms
Etymology

1. shorebird

noun. ['ˈʃɔrˌbɝːd'] any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries.

Synonyms

  • sandpiper
  • Burhinus oedicnemus
  • courser
  • Aphriza virgata
  • wading bird
  • pratincole
  • stiltbird
  • thick-knee
  • avocet
  • shore bird
  • woodcock
  • limicoline bird
  • long-legs
  • suborder Charadrii
  • wader
  • oyster catcher
  • surfbird
  • plover
  • Charadrii
  • stilt plover
  • oystercatcher
  • curlew
  • Australian stilt
  • godwit
  • phalarope
  • Himantopus stilt
  • longlegs
  • stilt
  • snipe
  • glareole

Etymology

  • bird (English)
  • brid (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shore (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Shorebird

  • bluebird
  • catbird
  • firebird
  • hummingbird
  • kingbird
  • ladybird
  • mockingbird
  • redbird
  • snowbird
  • songbird
  • starbird
  • sunbird
  • thunderbird

Example sentences of the word shorebird


1. Noun, singular or mass
The Eskimo curlew is a 12-inch-long shorebird that nests in the Arctic tundra.

2. Adjective
Public beaches may be closed seasonally to protect shorebird breeding habitat.

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