noun Nu·me·ni·us \n(y)üˈmēnēəs\

Definition of Numenius

  1. :  a genus of birds (family Scolopacidae) consisting of the curlews

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Origin and Etymology of numenius

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 — more at moon

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a trip made at another's expense

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