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(Science: ornithology) One of several species of long-billed, wading birds of the genus Limosa, and family Tringidae. The European black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), the American marbled godwit (L. Fedoa), the Hudsonian godwit (L. Haemastica), and others, are valued as game birds.

Synonym: godwin.

Origin: Prob. From as. Gd good _ wiht creature, wight.