Eskimo curlew


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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