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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up′land sand′piper(n.)

  1. a short-billed North American sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, of grasslands and cultivated fields.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of upland sandpiper:

1825–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upland sandpiper, upland plover, Bartramian sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda(noun)

    large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands

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  1. Upland Sandpiper

    The Upland Sandpiper is a large sandpiper, closely related to the curlews. Older names are the Upland Plover and Bartram's Sandpiper. It is the only member of the genus Bartramia. The genus name and the old common name Bartram's Sandpiper commemorate the American naturalist William Bartram. The name "Bartram's Sandpiper" was made popular by Alexander Wilson, who was taught ornithology and natural history illustration by Bartram.

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