stone curlew
Whimbrel Whim"brel, n. [Cf. {Whimper}.] (Zo["o]l) Any one of several species of small curlews, especially the European species (Numenius ph[ae]opus), called also {Jack curlew}, {half curlew}, {stone curlew}, and {tang whaup}. See Illustration in {Appendix}. [1913 Webster]

{Hudsonian} or, {Eskimo}, {whimbreal}, the Hudsonian curlew. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stone curlew — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone Curlew — Taxobox name = Stone Curlew status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=49108|title=Burhinus oedicnemus|downloaded=11 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why this… …   Wikipedia

  • stone-curlew — /stoʊn ˈkɜlju / (say stohn kerlyooh) noun any of various large, nocturnal birds of the family Burhinidae, as the beach stone curlew and the bush stone curlew. Also, stone plover …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Stone Curlew — storkulnis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Burhinus oedicnemus angl. Stone Curlew vok. Triel …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

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  • stone-curlew — n. Stone plover, thick kneed plover, bustard, thick knee (Edicnemus crepitants) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stone curlew — thick knee. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

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