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Curlew "Cur"lew" (k[^u]r"l[=u]), n. [F. courlieu, corlieu, courlis; perh. of imitative origin, but cf. OF. corlieus courier; L. currere to run + levis light.] (Zo["o]l.) A wading bird of the genus , remarkable for its long, slender, curved bill.
Note: The common European curlew is {N. arquatus}. The long-billed ({N. longirostris}), the Hudsonian ({N. Hudsonicus}), and the Eskimo curlew ({N. borealis}, are American species. The name is said to imitate the note of the European species.
(Zo["o]l.) the whimbrel or lesser curlew.
(Zo["o]l.), a sandpiper ({Tringa ferruginea, or subarquata}), common in Europe, rare in America, resembling a curlew in having a long, curved bill. See Illustation in Appendix.
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