Definition of black-winged stilt in English:

black-winged stilt


  • Any of several slender, long-billed wading birds with black and white plumage and long, slender pink legs, now or formerly regarded as forms of the common stilt, Himantopus himantopus (family Recurvirostridae); specifically a bird of the typical form found in Eurasia and Africa.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Prideaux John Selby (1788–1867), naturalist.