Meaning of spotted redshank in English:

spotted redshank


  • A migratory wader breeding in arctic Eurasia, Tringa erythropus, which has chiefly black plumage in the breeding season and very pale plumage in winter; also called dusky redshank.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer.