Numenius

noun

Nu·​me·​ni·​us
n(y)üˈmēnēəs
: a genus of birds (family Scolopacidae) consisting of the curlews

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Greek noumēnios, a bird, perhaps the curlew, from Greek noumēnia, neomēnia new moon, first of the month, from ne- + mēn month + -ia

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“Numenius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Numenius. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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