godwit

noun
god·​wit | \ ˈgäd-ˌwit How to pronounce godwit (audio) \

Definition of godwit

: any of a genus (Limosa) of shorebirds that are related to the curlews and sandpipers and have a long slender slightly upturned or straight bill

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Last week, there was a little blue heron, a Nelson’s sparrow, and a Hudsonian godwit. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings across the region," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of godwit

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for godwit

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