Eskimo curlew
noun Date: 1813 an extremely rare New World curlew (Numenius borealis) that breeds in northern North America and winters in South America

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  • Eskimo Curlew — Lithograph by Henry Eeles Dresser Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Eskimo curlew — eskiminė kuolinga statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Numenius borealis angl. Eskimo curlew vok. Eskimobrachvogel, m rus. карликовый кроншнеп, m; эскимосский кроншнеп, m pranc. courlis esquimau, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Eskimo curlew — noun New World curlew that breeds in northern North America • Syn: ↑Numenius borealis • Hypernyms: ↑curlew …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eskimo curlew — a New World curlew, Numenius borealis, that breeds in northern North America: now nearly extinct. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Eskimo curlew — Es′kimo cur′lew n. orn a New World curlew, Numenius borealis, that breeds in N North America: possibly extinct • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Eskimo-Brachvogel — Eskimo Brachvogel, Illustration von John James Audubon Systematik Ordnung: Regenpfeiferartige (Charadriiformes) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Curlew — Cur lew (k[^u]r l[=u]), n. [F. courlieu, corlieu, courlis; perh. of imitative origin, but cf. OF. corlieus courier; L. currere to run + levis light.] (Zo[ o]l.) A wading bird of the genus {Numenius}, remarkable for its long, slender, curved bill …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curlew Jack — Curlew Cur lew (k[^u]r l[=u]), n. [F. courlieu, corlieu, courlis; perh. of imitative origin, but cf. OF. corlieus courier; L. currere to run + levis light.] (Zo[ o]l.) A wading bird of the genus {Numenius}, remarkable for its long, slender,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curlew sandpiper — Curlew Cur lew (k[^u]r l[=u]), n. [F. courlieu, corlieu, courlis; perh. of imitative origin, but cf. OF. corlieus courier; L. currere to run + levis light.] (Zo[ o]l.) A wading bird of the genus {Numenius}, remarkable for its long, slender,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curlew — /kerr looh/, n. 1. any of several shorebirds of the genus Numenius, having a long, slender, downcurved bill, as the common N. arquata, of Europe. 2. any of various similar birds. [1300 50; ME < AF curleu, c. MF corleu; perh. imit.] * * * Any of… …   Universalium

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