wading bird

wade bird
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weyd burd]
    • /weɪd bɜrd/
    • /weɪd bɜːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyd burd]
    • /weɪd bɜrd/

Definitions of wading bird words

  • noun wading bird wader (def 2). 1
  • noun wading bird long-legged bird that lives in water 1
  • noun wading bird a long-legged bird that walks in water to catch fish, etc 0
  • noun wading bird any of various long-legged birds that wade the shallows and marshes for food; esp., any of an order (Ciconiiformes) including the herons, storks, and ibises 0
  • noun wading bird Used other than as an idiom: see wading,‎ bird. 0
  • noun wading bird Any of various long-legged birds, of the order Ciconiiformes, such as cranes, herons, or storks, that wade in shallow water in search of food. 0

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Origin of wading bird

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Wading bird


wading bird popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wading bird usage trend in Literature

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