stone-curlew

stone curlew

noun

Origin:
1670–80

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

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