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godwit

[god-wit] /ˈgɒd wɪt/
noun
1.
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 of godwit
1545-1555
1545-55; of obscure origin
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godwit

/ˈɡɒdwɪt/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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