- any large shore bird of the genus Limosa, of northern and arctic regions, having long legs and a long upturned bill: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
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god•wit (god′wit),USA pronunciation n.
- Birdsany of several large, widely distributed shorebirds of the genus Limosa, as the New World L. haemastica(Hudsonian godwit), having a long bill that curves upward slightly.
- of obscure origin, originally 1545–55
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godwit /ˈɡɒdwɪt/ n
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