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dough bird

noun
1.
the Eskimo curlew.
Origin of dough bird
1825-1835
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35
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  • Apparently, that was the beginning of the end of the "dough bird," which was another name for this curlew.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday

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