Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornith.:
  • An old name
  • of the redshank. Totanus calidris;
  • of the stone-plover, Ĺ’dicnemus crepitans;
  • of a barge or godwit, some species of the genus Limosa.
  • The specific name of the great North American godwit, Limosa fedoa.
  • A generic name of the stone-plovers: same as
  • A generic name of the godwits: same as Limosa.

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