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  • n. The Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis). See curlew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A local name in the United States of the Eskimo curlew, Numenius borealis, the smallest American species of the genus Numenius.
  • n. It has a slender bill only about two inches long. It is abundant during its migrations, and is much sought as a game-bird. Also doe-bird.

Etymologies

dough +‎ bird, from its soft, pale breast meat. (Wiktionary)

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