noun limp·kin \ˈlim(p)-kən\

Definition of limpkin

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of limpkin

perhaps from 1limp

First Known Use: 1871

Learn More about limpkin

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up limpkin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).