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Scolopax rusticola

Definition:

a short-legged long-billed migratory Old World woodcock

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Usage:

species

Plural:

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

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Eurasian woodcock | S. rusticola [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

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)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Eurasian Woodcock

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)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/647536​/woodcock

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)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/woodcock

Merriam-Webster:

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)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/woodcock

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)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/woodcock

Wiktionary:

Scolopax rusticola | Scolopax [genus]

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Scolopax rusticola

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)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0845699​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

woodcock

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)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/woodcock

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)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/woodcock

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)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/woodcock

Macmillan British Dictionary:

woodcock [countable] | woodcocks [plural]

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

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/woodcock

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)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861713869​/definition​.html  [offline]

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