Eskimo curlew


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

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Eskimo curlew was in 1813

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“Eskimo curlew.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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