Curlew

Definition of Curlew

Cur´lew   Pronunciation: kûr´lū
n.1.(Zool.) A wading bird of the genus Numenius, remarkable for its long, slender, curved bill.
Curlew Jack
(Zool.) the whimbrel or lesser curlew.
Curlew sandpiper
(Zool.) a sandpiper (Tringa ferruginea or Tringa subarquata), common in Europe, rare in America, resembling a curlew in having a long, curved bill. See Illustation in Appendix.

Related Words

Eskimo curlew, European curlew, genus Numenius, limicoline bird, Numenius, Numenius arquata, Numenius borealis, shore bird, shorebird
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