Limicoline Li*mic"o*line (l[-i]*m[i^]k"[-o]*l[i^]n), a. (Zo["o]l.) Shore-inhabiting; of or pertaining to the Limicol[ae]. [1913 Webster]

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  • limicoline — [lī mik′ə līn΄, lī mik′əlin] adj. [< LL limicola, mud dweller < L limus, mud (see LIME1) + colere, to dwell (see CULT) + INE1] inhabiting the shore; specif., designating or of a shorebird …   English World dictionary

  • limicoline — /luy mik euh luyn , lin/, adj. shore inhabiting; of or pertaining to numerous birds of the families Charadriidae, comprising the plovers, and Scolopacidae, comprising the sandpipers. [1870 75; < LL limicol(a) mud dweller + INE1; see LIME1,… …   Universalium

  • limicoline — adjective Shore dwelling, usually said of certain wading birds, such as snipes and plovers …   Wiktionary

  • limicoline — li·mic·o·line …   English syllables

  • limicoline — /laɪˈmɪkəlaɪn/ (say luy mikuhluyn), / lin/ (say leen) adjective of or relating to numerous wading birds of the families Charadriidae (plovers, lapwings, oystercatchers, stilts, etc.) and Scolopacidae (sandpipers, curlews, phalaropes, etc.). {New… …  

  • limicoline — əˌlīn, lə̇n adjective Etymology: New Latin Limicolae + English ine : shore inhabiting : of or relating to the Limicolae …   Useful english dictionary

  • limicoline bird — noun any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries • Syn: ↑shorebird, ↑shore bird • Hypernyms: ↑wading bird, ↑wader • Hyponyms: ↑plover, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • li|mic|o|lous — «ly MIHK uh luhs», adjective. living in mud. ╂[< Late Latin līmicola (see etym. under limicoline (Cf. ↑limicoline)) + English ous] …   Useful english dictionary

  • A Bonhami — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A fluviatilis — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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