1. [syn: upland sandpiper, upland plover, Bartramian sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Upland \Up"land\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in
situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.
Sometimes, with secure delight
The upland hamlets will invite. --Milton.
2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the
neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished. [Obs.W2]
" The race of upland giants." --Chapman.
Upland moccasin. (Zool.) See Moccasin.
Upland sandpiper, or Upland plover (Zool.), a large
American sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) much valued as
a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields
and uplands. Called also Bartramian sandpiper,
Bartram's tattler, field plover, grass plover,
highland plover, hillbird, humility, prairie
plover, prairie pigeon, prairie snipe, papabote,
quaily, and uplander.
Upland sumach (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus
Rhus (Rhus glabra), used in tanning and dyeing.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and
uplands [syn: upland sandpiper, upland plover,
Bartramian sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda]