Sicklebill Sic"kle*bill`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of three species of humming birds of the genus {Eutoxeres}, native of Central and South America. They have a long and strongly curved bill. Called also the {sickle-billed hummer}. (b) A curlew. (c) A bird of the genus {Epimachus} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

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