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n. pl. woodcock or wood·cocks
Any of several woodland birds of the genus Scolopax found in Eurasia, Africa, and North America, having brownish plumage, short legs, and a long bill. The woodcocks are in the same family as the sandpipers and other shorebirds.
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1. (Animals) an Old World game bird, Scolopax rusticola, resembling the snipe but larger and having shorter legs and neck: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
2. (Animals) a related North American bird, Philohela minor
3. obsolete a simpleton
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n., pl. -cocks, (esp. collectively) -cock for 1,2.
either of two plump, short-legged woodland birds of the sandpiper family, a North American species Scolopax minor and a larger Eurasian species S. rusticola, having variegated brown plumage.
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|Noun||1.||woodcock - game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe|
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
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woodcock[ˈwʊdkɒk] [woodcock] (pl) n → bécasse f
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woodcock[ˈwʊdˌkɒk] n → beccaccia
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