godwit

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɡɒdwɪt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(godwit)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
god•wit  (godwit),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. 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

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
godwit /ˈɡɒdwɪt/ n
  1. 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
Etymology: 16th Century: of unknown origin
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