Eskimo curlew

noun

Definition of 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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First Known Use of Eskimo curlew

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Eskimo curlew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eskimo%20curlew. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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