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Eskimo curlew

[ es-kuh-moh kur-loo ]
/ ˈɛs kəˌmoʊ ˈkɜr lu /
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noun

a New World curlew, Numenius borealis, that breeds in northern North America: now nearly extinct.

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Origin of Eskimo curlew

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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