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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A godwit or a curlew.
  • noun The great marbled god wit, Limosa fedoa: more fully called horsefoot, common, brawn, and red marlin. See cut under godwit.
  • noun The Hudsonian godwit, Limosa hœmastica, distinguished in some localities as the ring-tailed, white-tailed, or field marlin.
  • noun The Hudsonian curlew, Numenius hudsonieus: more fully called crooked-billed, hook-billed, and horsefoot marlin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The American great marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa hæmatica).
  • noun Any of several marine billfishes of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, popular as game in sport fishing.
  • noun a curlew.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A game fish having a pointed spearlike upper jaw belonging to either of the genera Tetrapturus or Makaira.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes

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