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whimbrel

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noun whim·brel \ˈhwim-brəl, ˈwim-\

Definition of whimbrel

  1. :  a curlew (Numenius phaeopus) chiefly of the northern coastal regions of North America and Eurasia



Origin of whimbrel

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First Known Use: circa 1531

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