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dowitcher

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noun dow·itch·er \ˈdau̇-i-chər\

Definition of dowitcher

plural

dowitchers

also

dowitcher

  1. :  any of several long-billed wading birds (especially Limnodromus griseus and L. scolopaceus of the family Scolopacidae) related to the sandpipers



Origin and Etymology of dowitcher

probably of Iroquoian origin; akin to Oneida tawístawis dowitcher


First Known Use: 1841


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