Pronunciation: (tat'lur), [key]
1. a person who tattles; telltale.
2. either of two shorebirds of the genus Heteroscelus, having a loud, whistling cry.
3. any of various related shorebirds having shrill cries, as the yellowlegs.
4. a small bass, Serranus phoebe, of the West Indies and Florida.
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