avocet

avocet
avocet [av′ə set΄]
n.
[Fr avocette < It avocetta]
any of a genus (Recurvirostra, family Recurvirostridae) of long-legged shorebirds with webbed feet and a slender bill that curves upward

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  • avocet — /av euh set /, n. any of several long legged, web footed shorebirds constituting the genus Recurvirostra, having a long, slender, upward curving bill. [1760 70; < F avocette, prob. erroneous sp. for NL avosetta < It < Upper It ( < Venetian)] * *… …   Universalium

  • avocet — /ˈævəsɛt/ (say avuhset) noun any of several long legged, web footed shorebirds constituting the genus Recurvirostra, having a long, slender beak curving upwards towards the end, as the red necked avocet. Also, avoset. {French avocette, from… …  

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  • Avocet Line — Infobox generic color = #efefef name = Avocet Line| img1 = Extonbldgs.jpg cap1 = Exton railway station alongside the River Exe| lbl1 = Location row1 = Devon, England lbl2 = From row2 = Exeter St Davids lbl3 = To row3 = Exmouth lbl4 = Distance… …   Wikipedia

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