whimbrel

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Related to Hudsonian Curlew: Eskimo curlew, whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus

whim·brel

 (wĭm′brəl, hwĭm′-)
n.
A grayish-brown migratory shorebird (Numenius phaeopus) that breeds primarily in subarctic regions and has a long, downward-curving bill.

[Perhaps alteration of whimper (from its cry).]

whimbrel

(ˈwɪmbrəl)
n
(Animals) a small European curlew, Numenius phaeopus, with a striped head
[C16: from dialect whimp or from whimper, alluding to its cry]

whim•brel

(ˈʰwɪm brəl, ˈwɪm-)

n.
a curlew, Numenius phaeopus, of both the New and Old Worlds.
[1520–30; orig. uncertain]
Translations
pikkukuovi
kis póling
spói

whimbrel

[ˈwɪmbrəl] Nzarapito m