limp·​kin | \ ˈlim(p)-kən \

Definition of limpkin

: a large brown wading bird (Aramus guarauna) of southern Georgia, Florida, and Central and South America that resembles a bittern but has a longer slightly curved bill, longer neck and legs, and white stripes on head and neck

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There were the usual citizens of kingfishers, turtles, limpkins, herons, big fish and others. Kevin Spear,, "Wekiva and Rock Springs Run cure stress with gorgeous gators and hypnotic rain," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of limpkin

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for limpkin

perhaps from limp entry 1

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