Hook-billed marlin
Marlin Mar"lin, n. (Zo["o]l.) The American great marbled godwit ({Limosa fedoa}). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit ({Limosa h[ae]matica}). [1913 Webster]

2. [from marlin spike, the shape of its bill.] Any of several marine billfishes of the genera {Makaira} and {Tetrapturus}, popular as game in sport fishing. [PJC]

{Hook-billed marlin}, a curlew. [1913 Webster]


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  • Marlin — Mar lin, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The American great marbled godwit ({Limosa fedoa}). Applied also to the red breasted godwit ({Limosa h[ae]matica}). [1913 Webster] 2. [from marlin spike, the shape of its bill.] Any of several marine billfishes of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limosa fedoa — Marlin Mar lin, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The American great marbled godwit ({Limosa fedoa}). Applied also to the red breasted godwit ({Limosa h[ae]matica}). [1913 Webster] 2. [from marlin spike, the shape of its bill.] Any of several marine billfishes of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limosa haematica — Marlin Mar lin, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The American great marbled godwit ({Limosa fedoa}). Applied also to the red breasted godwit ({Limosa h[ae]matica}). [1913 Webster] 2. [from marlin spike, the shape of its bill.] Any of several marine billfishes of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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