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{n: Aramus, genus Aramus} genus of large brown long-billed wading birds found in warm swampy regions of the western hemisphere: courlan; limpkin

{n: Burhinidae, family Burhinidae} large wading birds resembling the plovers: stone curlews

{n: Cariamidae, family Cariamidae} cranelike South American wading birds

{n: Ciconiiformes, order Ciconiiformes} order of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises

{n: Gruiformes, order Gruiformes} inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards

{n: Wade, Virginia Wade} English tennis player who won may women's singles titles (born in 1945)

{n: aquatic bird} wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water

{n: bustard} large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes

{n: button quail, button-quail, bustard quail, hemipode} small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains

{n: courlan, Aramus guarauna} wading bird of South America and Central America

{n: crane} large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world

{n: flamingo} large pink to scarlet web-footed wading bird with down-bent bill; inhabits brackish lakes

{n: ford, fording} the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse

{n: godwit} large wading bird that resembles a curlew; has a long slightly upturned bill

{n: heron} grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill

{n: ibis} wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills

{n: limpkin, Aramus pictus} wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call

{n: plain wanderer, Pedionomus torquatus} small Australian bird related to the button quail; classified as wading bird but inhabits plains

{n: rail} any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud

{n: redshank, Tringa totanus} a common Old World wading bird with long red legs

{n: sandpiper} any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers

{n: shorebird, shore bird, limicoline bird} any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

{n: slop, mire} deep soft mud in water or slush
"they waded through the slop"

{n: spoonbill} wading birds having a long flat bill with a tip like a spoon

{n: stilt, Australian stilt} long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia

{n: stilt, stiltbird, longlegs, long-legs, stilt plover, Himantopus stilt} long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons

{n: stork} large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage

{n: wading bird, wader} any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food

{n: wading pool} a shallow pool for children

{n: wading} walking with your feet in shallow water

{v: puddle} wade or dabble in a puddle
"The ducks and geese puddled in the backyard"

{v: wade} walk (through relatively shallow water)
"Can we wade across the river to the other side?"
"Wade the pond"

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