from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several birds having long sharply curved bills, as Falculea palliata, a passerine bird of Madagascar, and Hemignathus procerus, a Hawaiian honeycreeper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several birds with a sickle-shaped bill

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of three species of humming birds of the genus Eutoxeres, native of Central and South America. They have a long and strongly curved bill. Called also the sickle-billed hummer.
  • n. A curlew.
  • n. A bird of the genus Epimachus and allied genera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of various birds whose bill is sickle-shaped or falciform; a saberbill.
  • n. The California thrasher, Harporhynchus redivivus.


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  • Also a type of bird of paradise.

    December 20, 2007

  • Obsolete name for the Long-Billed Curlew.

    December 7, 2007