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D alpinaDaphnin Daph"nin, n. [Cf. F. daphnine.] (Chem.)
(a) A dark green bitter resin extracted from the mezereon
(Daphne mezereum) and regarded as the essential
principle of the plant. [R.]
(b) A white, crystalline, bitter substance, regarded as a
glucoside, and extracted from Daphne mezereum and D.
alpina. T alpinaSandpiper Sand"pi`per, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline
game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas,
Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family
Note: The most important North American species are the
pectoral sandpiper (Tringa maculata), called also
brownback, grass snipe, and jacksnipe; the
red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin
(T. alpina); the purple sandpiper (T. maritima: the
red-breasted sandpiper, or knot (T. canutus); the
semipalmated sandpiper (Ereunetes pusillus); the
spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail (Actitis
macularia); the buff-breasted sandpiper (Tryngites
subruficollis), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or
upland plover. See under Upland. Among the European
species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the
sanderling, and the common sandpiper (Actitis, or
Tringoides, hypoleucus), called also fiddler,
peeper, pleeps, weet-weet, and summer snipe.
Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called
2. (Zo["o]l.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.
Curlew sandpiper. See under Curlew.
Stilt sandpiper. See under Stilt. Tringa alpinaDunlin Dun"lin, n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. dun hill
(E. dune), and linne pool, pond, lake, E. lin.] (Zo["o]l.)
A species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); -- called also
churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper.
It is found both in Europe and America.
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