god-wit

godwit

[god-wit]
noun
any of several large, widely distributed shorebirds of the genus Limosa, as the New World L. haemastica (Hudsonian godwit) having a long bill that curves upward slightly.

Origin:
1545–55; of obscure origin

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godwit (ˈɡɒdwɪt)
 
n
any large shore bird of the genus Limosa, of northern and arctic regions, having long legs and a long upturned bill: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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