Meaning of REDSHANK in English

REDSHANK

ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

1. : a common Old World limicoline bird ( Tringa totanus ) having the legs and feet pale red — called also redleg, red-legged snipe ; compare spotted redshank

2. : a Celtic inhabitant of the Scottish Highlands or of Ireland ; especially : highlander — often used disparagingly

3.

a. : redroot 2

b. : any of various persicaries with red stem bases (as Polygonum persicaria and P. hydropiper )

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