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stone curlew

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Origin of stone curlew
1670-1680
1670-80
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stone curlew

noun
1.
any of several brownish shore birds of the family Burhinidae, esp Burhinus oedicnemus, having a large head and eyes: order Charadriiformes Also called thick-knee
Word Origin
C17: so called because it is found in stony habitats and resembles a curlew
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