Found 2 items, similar to Woodcock snipe.
English → English
Definition: woodcock snipe
n 1: Old World snipe larger and darker than the whole snipe [syn:
, Gallinago media
2: small long-billed American woodcock; prized as a game bird
[syn: American woodcock
, Philohela minor
English → English
Definition: Woodcock snipe
, n. [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe,
snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. sn[=i]pa (in comp.), Dan. sneppe,
Sw. sn["a]ppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline game
birds of the family Scolopacid[ae]
, having a long,
slender, nearly straight beak.
Note: The common, or whole, snipe (Gallinago c[oe]lestis
and the great, or double, snipe (G. major
), are the
most important European species. The Wilson's snipe
) (sometimes erroneously called English snipe
) and the gray snipe, or dowitcher (Macrohamphus griseus
), are well-known American species.
2. A fool; a blockhead. [R.] --Shak.
, the dunlin; the jacksnipe.
. See Jacksnipe
. See under Quail
, the knot.
. See in the Vocabulary.
, any sandpiper.
, the marsh harrier. [Prov. Eng.]
, the tattler.
, the dunlin; the green and the common European
. See Rock snipe
, under Rock
, the great snipe.
, n. [AS. wuducoc.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of long-billed
limicoline birds belonging to the genera Scolopax
. They are mostly nocturnal in their habits,
and are highly esteemed as game birds.
Note: The most important species are the European (Scolopax rusticola
) and the American woodcock (Philohela minor
), which agree very closely in appearance and
2. Fig.: A simpleton. [Obs.]
If I loved you not, I would laugh at you, and see
Run your neck into the noose, and cry, “A
--Beau. & Fl.
(a) The common American snipe.
(b) The European snipe.
Sea woodcock fish
, the bellows fish.
, the short-eared owl (Asio brachyotus
, the shell of certain mollusks of the genus
, having a very long canal, with or without spines.
. See under Snipe