Whimbrel
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]


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  • Whimbrel — Numenius phaeopus Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • whimbrel — [hwim′brəl, wim′brəl] n. [earlier whimrel, prob. echoic of its cry] a small curlew (Numenius phaeopus), with a pale stripe along the dark brown crown …   English World dictionary

  • whimbrel — /ˈwɪmbrəl/ (say wimbruhl) noun 1. a light brown shorebird, Numenius phaeopus, with a long down curved bill, which breeds in the far north of America, Asia and Europe, and migrates as far as South America, Australasia and Africa. 2. little… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Whimbrel — vidutinė kuolinga statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Numenius phaeopus angl. Whimbrel vok. Regenbrachvogel …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • whimbrel — vidutinė kuolinga statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Numenius phaeopus angl. whimbrel vok. Regenbrachvogel, m rus. средний кроншнеп, m pranc. courlis corlieu, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kuolingos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • whimbrel — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1531 a curlew (Numenius phaeopus) chiefly of the northern coastal regions of North America and Eurasia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whimbrel — /hwim breuhl, wim /, n. a curlew, Numenius phaeopus, of both the New and Old Worlds. [1520 30; whim (perh. imit.) + intrusive b + REL] * * * …   Universalium

  • whimbrel — noun /ˈʍɪmbɹɜl/lang=en A large migratory wading bird, Numenius phaeopus, of the family Scolopacidae, with a long downcurved bill …   Wiktionary

  • whimbrel — n. small curlew that has striped crown and makes a trilling sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whimbrel — [ wɪmbr(ə)l] noun a small migratory curlew with a striped crown and a trilling call. [Numenius phaeopus.] Origin C16: from whimper or synonymous dialect whimp (imitative of the bird s call) + rel …   English new terms dictionary

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