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limpkin

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noun limp·kin \ˈlim(p)-kən\

Definition of limpkin

  1. :  a large brown wading bird (Aramus guarauna) of southern Georgia, Florida, and Central and South America that resembles a bittern but has a longer slightly curved bill, longer neck and legs, and white stripes on head and neck



Origin of limpkin

perhaps from 1limp


First Known Use: 1871


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