whimbreal
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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  • Eskimo — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hudsonian — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jack 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tang whaup — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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