Whimbrel

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whimbrel

(Science: zoology) Any one of several species of small curlews, especially the European species (Numenius phaeopus), called also jack curlew, half curlew, stone curlew, and tang whaup. Hudsonian or, eskimo, whimbreal, the Hudsonian curlew.

Origin: Cf. Whimper.

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