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snipe, common name for a shore bird of the family Scolopacidae (sandpiper family), native to the Old and New Worlds. The common, or Wilson's snipe (Capella gallinago), also called jacksnipe, is a game bird of marshes and meadows. It has an unusual courtship dance, circling and diving in the air. The mud snipe or woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) is a nocturnal woodland bird. The eastern dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus, also called the red-breasted, or robin, snipe, frequents mud flats and shores, as does the long-billed dowitcher of W North America and South America (rare on the Atlantic coast). The European common snipe, found also in Asia and Africa, is similar to the Wilson's snipe. Snipes are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Charadriiformes, family Scolopacidae.

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snipe / snīp/ • n. (pl. same or snipes ) a wading bird (Gallinago and other genera) of the sandpiper family, living in marshes and wet meadows, with brown camouflaged plumage and a long straight bill. • v. [intr.] shoot at someone from a hiding place, esp. at long range. ∎  make a sly or petty verbal attack: the brothers sniped at each other. DERIVATIVES: snip·er n.

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snipe Any of several species of migratory, long-billed, wading shorebirds found in swampy grasslands and coastal areas throughout the world. It is generally mottled brown and buff. Length: 30cm (12in). Family Scolopacidae; genus Gallinago.

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snipe bird of the genus Gallinago. XVI. prob. of Scand. orig. (cf. Icel. mýrisnípa, Norw. myr-, strandsnipa).

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snipe
1. (Gallinago) See SCOLOPACIDAE.

2. (painted snipe) See ROSTRATULIDAE.

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