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American woodcock

Definition of the noun american woodcock

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  1. small long-billed woodcock; prized as a game bird

Alternative definition of the noun american woodcock


  1. A North American shorebird, Scolopax minor

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats (2004)

A Comprehensive Guide to the Trackable Animals of the United States and Canada by Len McDougall

American Woodcock, or Timberdoodle (Scolopax minor) This member of the sandpiper family (family Scolopacidae) is perhaps best known as a migratory game bird to sport hunters. Often confused with the common snipe, with which it shares ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

Tho American Woodcock, Philohela minor, la a smaller bird, but resembles tho European species in plumago and habit, and, like it, is esteemed for the table. 2. ZoOL: A collector's name for some species of the gouus Murex (a. v.), from tho ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Culinary & Menu Terms (2000)

by Rodney Dale

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Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

American woodcock, little woodcock, lesser woodcock, red woodcock, wood-hen, bog-sucker, bogbird, timberdoodle, hookumpake, night-peck, night-partridge, shrups, cock (short for ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith

The indigenous American woodcock (Scolopax minor) is related to seven Old World species. Unlike most other game birds, its primary food is earthworms, so it is most often found in dense brushy and moist areas. They are midway between ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

The American woodcock, Philohela minor: a book-name. [U. S.]— Springes to catch woodcocks, arts to entrap simplicity. 5*o*rrHamlet, L 8. 115.— Woodcock's cross*, penitence for folly. Not controversies now are iu disputes At Westminster ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1897)

A ... Work of Reference to the English Language Defining Over 250,000 Words ... Containing Over One Hundred Maps and Diagrams and Nearly Four Thousand Illustrations

The American Woodcock, Philohela minor,is a smaller bird, but resembles the European species in plumage and habit, and, like it, is esteemed for the tablo. 2. Zool. ; A collector's namo for some species of , ,_ , . ,,.. , *°6 ffepus Murex (q.v.), from ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Phllohela minor). upon sea- benches, and hops away with flea-like agility when disturbed. BEACH BIRDS.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1888)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, Ninth Edition .... Supplement

The American woodcock (Philohela minor) is both generically and specifically distinct from the European woodcock ( Scolopax rusticula) ; the latter is occasionally 1'ound in this country, but only as a straggler. Our common snipe ( Gulluiago ...

Google previewThe Vermont Encyclopedia (2003)

by John J. Duffy, Samuel B. Hand, Ralph H. Orth

Major small game animals include ruffed grouse, American woodcock, snowshoe hare, eastern cottontail rabbit, and gray squirrel. The numbers of these species fluctuate in cycles ranging from three to five years for rabbits and hare, ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopedic Dictionary (1907)

An Exhaustive Dictionary of the English Language, Practical and Comprehensive; Giving the Fullest Definition (encyclopedic in Detail), the Origin, Pronunciation and Use of Words ... by Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford

The American Woodcock, PhUohela minor, is a smaller bird, but resembles the European species in plumage and habit, and, like it, is esteemed for the table. 2. Zo6l.: A collector's name for some species of the genus Murex (a. v.), from the ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

American Woodcock. Ten inches and a half in length; forehead and line over the eye reddish-tawny ; crown black, marked with three narrow brownish-white bands; edges of back and scapulars pale ...

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Video shows what American woodcock means. A North American shorebird, Scolopax minor. American woodcock synonyms: timberdoodle, bogsucker.

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