redshank

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red +‎ shank

Noun[edit]

redshank (plural redshanks)

  1. Either of two species of Old World wading bird in the genus Tringa that have long red legs.
  2. (obsolete, derogatory) A bare-legged person; one of the Scottish Highlanders, who wore kilts.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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