limpkin

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limp·kin

 (lĭmp′kĭn)
n.
A large brownish wading bird (Aramus guarauna) of warm, swampy regions of Florida, the Caribbean islands, and Central and South America, having long legs, a curved bill, and a distinctive wailing call. Also called courlan.

[From its halting gait.]
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limpkin

(ˈlɪmpkɪn)
n
(Animals) a rail-like wading bird, Aramus guarauna, of tropical American marshes, having dark brown plumage with white markings and a wailing cry: order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc). Also called: courlan
[C19: named from its awkward gait]
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limp•kin

(ˈlɪmp kɪn)

n.
a large, loud-voiced wading bird, Aramus guarauna, of warmer regions of the New World.
[1870–75, Amer.; appar. limp1 + -kin, from its jerky walk]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limpkin - wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing calllimpkin - wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Gruiformes, order Gruiformes - inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards
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Translations
caraucarrao