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Any of various large shorebirds of the genus Limosa, having a long, slender, slightly upturned bill.
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(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]
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any shorebird of the cosmopolitan genus Limosa, having a long bill that curves upward.
[1545–55; orig. uncertain]
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