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thick-knee

[thik-nee] /ˈθɪkˌni/
noun
1.
any of several crepuscular or nocturnal wading birds of the family Burhinidae, of the Old World and tropical America, having a thickened joint between the femoral and tibiotarsal bones.
Also called stone curlew.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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British Dictionary definitions for thick knee

thick-knee

noun
1.
another name for stone curlew
Word Origin
C19: so called because it has thick knee joints
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