Definition of yellowlegs in English:

yellowlegs

noun

  • A migratory sandpiper that resembles the greenshank but has yellowish legs, breeding in northern Canada.

    • ‘A yellowlegs flew over the pond calling loudly.’
    • ‘In autumn its mudflats host migrant shorebirds including plovers, yellowlegs, and sandpipers, and warblers are common in woodlands at both ends of the pond.’
    • ‘In the mud flats of the Bay of Fundy, you'll see large roosts of shorebirds - plovers, yellowlegs, godwits, curlews, and phalaropes - at high tide.’
    • ‘Next he let loose with the melodious song of the goldfinch and followed this closely with the ‘whew, whew, whew, ‘of the greater yellowlegs, a migratory wading bird.’’
    • ‘Often clouds of black skimmers, yellowlegs and a half-dozen species of sandpipers would wheel over our duck decoys, occasionally alighting right in the middle of them.’
    • ‘In November, away from our yards, along our coasts, only yellowlegs linger.’

Pronunciation:

yellowlegs

/ˈjɛlə(ʊ)lɛɡz/