from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large brownish wading bird (Aramus guarauna) of warm, swampy regions of the New World, having long legs, a drooping bill, and a distinctive wailing call. Also called courlan.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large bird, Aramus guarauna, found in marshes in the Caribbean, Central America and southern Florida.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Either one of two species of wading birds of the genus Aramus, intermediate between the cranes and rails. The limpkins are remarkable for the great length of the toes. One species (Aramus giganteus) inhabits Florida and the West Indies; the other (Aramus scolopaceus) is found in South America. Called also courlan, and crying bird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A local (Florida) name of the crying-bird or courlan, Aramus giganteus. See courlan, Aramus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. wading bird of Florida, Cuba and Jamaica having a drooping bill and a distinctive wailing call
From its gait.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)