Definition of Avoset

1. n. Same as Avocet.



Definition of Avoset

1. Noun. A grallatorial bird, of the genus Recurvirostra; the scooper. The bill is long and bend upward toward the tip. The American species is R. Americana. ¹

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Definition of Avoset

1. avocet [n -S] - See also: avocet

Medical Definition of Avoset

1. A grallatorial bird, of the genus Recurvirostra; the scooper. The bill is long and bend upward toward the tip. The American species is R. Americana. Alternative forms: avocette. Origin: F. Avocette: cf. It. Avosetta, Sp. Avoceta. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Avoset

avoirdupois weight
avoision
avoisions
avoke
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avolition
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avoparcin
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avoset (current term)
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avoutrer

Literary usage of Avoset

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1. American Ornithology, Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"In the description of the long legged avoset, the similarity between that and the present is taken ..."

2. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"AMERICAN avoset. RECURVIROSTRA AMERICANA, Linn. PLATE CCCLIII.—ADULT MALE, AND YOUNG IN WINTER. The fact of this curious bird's breeding in the interior of ..."

3. A History of British Birds: The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"THIS bird, which is the only British species of avoset, does not much exceed the Lapwing in the bulk of its body ; but, from the length of its legs, ..."

4. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland: Parts 1-4 by William Jardine (1866)
"Avocette ti nuque noire, Temm avoset or Scooping avoset of British authors. THIS bird, also of a very remarkable form, is of more frequent occurrence with ..."

5. A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles by Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon, John Wright (1831)
"... American, and white avoset—The Courier—The Flamingo—The Auk—The Great Auk—The Razorbill—The Puffin—The Little Auk—The Tufted and Crested Auk, &c. ..."

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