woodcock

See also: Woodcock

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wodecocke, wode-koc, wodekok, from Old English wudecocc, wuducoc, equivalent to wood +‎ cock.

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NounEdit

woodcock (plural woodcock or woodcocks)

  1. Any of several wading birds in the genus Scolopax, of the family Scolopacidae, characterised by a long slender bill and cryptic brown and blackish plumage.
  2. A simpleton.

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Related termsEdit

  • roding, the patrolling flight pattern of the woodcock.

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