stone curlew(redirected from stone curlews)
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(Animals) any of several brownish shore birds of the family Burhinidae, esp Burhinus oedicnemus, having a large head and eyes: order Charadriiformes. Also called: thick-knee
[C17: so called because it is found in stony habitats and resembles a curlew]
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|Noun||1.||stone curlew - large-headed large-eyed crepuscular or nocturnal shorebird of the Old World and tropical America having a thickened knee joint|
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
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