Definition of Great snipe
1. Noun. Old World snipe larger and darker than the whole snipe.
Group relationships: Capella, Gallinago, Genus Capella, Genus Gallinago
Generic synonyms: Snipe
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Great Snipe
Literary usage of Great snipe
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1. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"Wings moderate, pointed, the first quill-feather the longest; inner secondaries very long. THE great snipe was first described as a British bird by Pennant, ..."
2. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland: Parts 1-4 by William Jardine (1866)
"It is remarkable, that in Britain the specimens of the great snipe have been almost all met with in autumn, comparatively few being found in the spring, ..."