godwit

noun
god·wit | \ˈgäd-ˌwit \

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

First Known Use of godwit

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for godwit

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