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 (wĭm′brəl, hwĭm′-)
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).]
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(Animals) a small European curlew, Numenius phaeopus, with a striped head
[C16: from dialect whimp or from whimper, alluding to its cry]
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(ˈʰwɪm brəl, ˈwɪm-)

a curlew, Numenius phaeopus, of both the New and Old Worlds.
[1520–30; orig. uncertain]
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[ˈwɪmbrəl] Nzarapito m
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Some waders are still on their way north and last week saw the highest counts for some areas for species such as Whimbrel and Oystercatcher.
Their logo is the little whimbrel, which marks the discovery of that species at Sker Point, near Porthcawl, in 1982 - the first record ever for this species in the United Kingdom.
London, Sept 30 (ANI): A whimbrel, ringed on a Shetland island almost a quarter of a century ago, is now believed to be oldest in world.
You never know when a Whimbrel, a Red-throated Diver, Golden Plover, Common Seal or Otter may put in an unscheduled appearance.
They were escorted by warships - one was HMS Whimbrel which has survived.
Now, more than 60 years after the bloody Battle of the Atlantic ended, the Royal Navy sailors who took part are finally to get a lasting memorial in the shape of a restored convoy escort, HMS Whimbrel.