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dowitcher

[dou-ich-er] /ˈdaʊ ɪtʃ ər/
noun
1.
any of several long-billed, snipelike shore birds of North America and Asia, especially Limnodromus griseus.
Origin of dowitcher
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; perhaps < N Iroquoian; compare Mohawk tawístawis snipe
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dowitcher

/ˈdaʊɪtʃə/
noun
1.
either of two snipelike shore birds, Limnodromus griseus or L. scolopaceus, of arctic and subarctic North America: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
Word Origin
C19: of Iroquoian origin
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