AskDefine | Define redshank

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redshank n : a common Old World wading bird with long red legs [syn: Tringa totanus]

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redshank (plural redshanks)
  1. Either of two species of Old World wading bird in the genus Tringa that have long red legs.

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Extensive Definition

Redshank can refer to:
  • A 16th Century Scottish mercenary soldier
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