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Any of various large shorebirds of the genus Limosa, having a long, slender, slightly upturned bill.
(Animals) 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
[C16: of unknown origin]
any shorebird of the cosmopolitan genus Limosa, having a long bill that curves upward.
[1545–55; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||godwit - large wading bird that resembles a curlew; has a long slightly upturned bill|
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries