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dowitcher

[dou-ich-er]
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  1. any of several long-billed, snipelike shore birds of North America and Asia, especially Limnodromus griseus.

Origin of dowitcher

1835–45, Americanism; perhaps < N Iroquoian; compare Mohawk tawístawis snipe
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dowitcher

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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