greyback

Definitions of greyback
  1. noun
    a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
    synonyms: Calidris canutus, grayback, knot
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    sandpiper
    any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
  2. noun
    a dowitcher with a grey back
    synonyms: Limnodromus griseus, grayback
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    dowitcher
    shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
  3. noun
    `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
    synonyms: Johnny, Johnny Reb, Reb, Rebel
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    Confederate soldier
    a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
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