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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Avocet \Av"o*cet\, Avoset \Av"o*set\ ([a^]v"[-o]*s[e^]t), n. [F.
   avocette: cf. It. avosetta, Sp. avoceta.] (Zo["o]l.)
   A grallatorial bird, of the genus {Recurvirostra}; the
   scooper. The bill is long and bend upward toward the tip. The
   American species is {R. Americana}. [Written also

Source : WordNet®

     n : long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with
         slender upward-curving bill
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