redshank (plural redshanks)

  1. Either of two species of Old World wading bird in the genus Tringa that have long red legs.
  2. A species of moss (Ceratodon purpureus), also known as fire moss or purple horn toothed moss.
  3. Lady's thumb or redleg (Persicaria maculosa), an herb in the buckwheat family.
  4. (obsolete, derogatory) A bare-legged person; one of the Scottish Highlanders, who wore kilts.
  • French: gambette
  • German: Rotschenkel
  • Russian: красноно́жка
  • Spanish: archibebe

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