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Scolopax rusticola


a short-legged long-billed migratory Old World woodcock


animal noun (animals and microorganisms)




Scolopax rusticola*
(* Scolopax rusticola may be used in a singular or plural context)

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Princeton WordNet


Eurasian woodcock | S. rusticola [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Eurasian Woodcock | Scolopax rusticola [species]

a medium-small wading bird found in temperate and subarctic Eurasia. It has cryptic camouflage to suit its woodland habitat, with reddish-brown upperparts and buff-coloured underparts. Its eyes are set far back on its head to give it 360-degree vision... (39 of 2935 words, 4 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

woodcock [bird] | Scolopax rusticola [species]

any of five species of squat-bodied, long-billed birds of damp, dense woodlands, allied to the snipes in the waterbird family Scolopacidae. The ... (22 of 430 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

woodcock | Scolopax rusticola [species, sense-specific] | Philohela minor [species, sense-specific]

an Old World game birdresembling the snipe but larger and having shorter ... | a related North American bird | [obsolete] a simpleton (21 of 308 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)



woodcock | woodcocks [plural] | Scolopax rusticola [species, sense-specific] | simpleton [synonym, sense-specific]

(or plural "woodcock") a widespread Old World woodland game bird of the ... | [archaic] "simpleton" (15 of 80 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

woodcock | woodcococks [plural] | woodcocock [plural] | Scolopax rusticola [species, sense-specific] | Philohela minor [species, sense-specific]

a migratory European shorebird with short legs and a long bill, of the same family (Scolopacidae) as snipe: it's hunted as game | [United States] a ... (25 of 66 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)



Scolopax rusticola | Scolopax [genus]

A taxonomic species within the genus Scolopax -- the Eurasian woodcock. (10 of 12 words)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

snipe | dowitcher | woodcock

common name for a shore bird of the family Scolopacidae (sandpiper family), native to the Old and New Worlds. The common, or Wilson's snipe ("Capella ... (25 of 128 words)


Oxford Dictionary:


a woodland bird of the sandpiper family, with a long bill, brown camouflaged plumage, and a distinctive display flight.; Genus Scolopax, family ... (22 of 60 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

woodcock | woodcococks [plural] | woodcocock [sense-specific, plural]

either of two plump, short-legged migratory game birds of variegated brown ... | any of various pileated or ivory-billed woodpeckers. | [archaic] a ... (21 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

woodcock | woodcocks [plural]

Either of two related game birds, "Scolopax rusticola" of the Old World or "Philohela minor" of North America, having brownish plumage, short legs, ... (23 of 34 words, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

woodcock [countable] | woodcocks [plural]

a small brown bird hunted for food or sport (9 of 34 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

woodcock | woodcocks [plural]

a medium-sized ground-dwelling game bird related to the snipe, with short legs and rounded wings, a stocky body and a long beak. Native to: ... (24 of 44 words, pronunciation)

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