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dowitcher

[ dou-ich-er ]
/ ˈdaʊ ɪtʃ ər /
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noun
any of several long-billed, snipelike shore birds of North America and Asia, especially Limnodromus griseus.
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Origin of dowitcher

1835–45, Americanism; perhaps < N Iroquoian; compare Mohawk tawístawis snipe
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British Dictionary definitions for dowitcher

dowitcher
/ (ˈdaʊɪtʃə) /

noun
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 for dowitcher

C19: of Iroquoian origin
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