- any of several large, widely distributed shorebirds of the genus Limosa, as the New World L. haemastica (Hudsonian godwit), having a long bill that curves upward slightly.
Origin of godwit
Examples from the Web for godwit
Historical Examples of godwit
It somewhat resembles the godwit in coloring, but it is more of a grayish tinge.
Its shorter bill—not over two and a half inches in length—will always distinguish it from the godwit.
The food of this Godwit consists of worms, crustaceans, molluscs, and similar marine creatures.British Sea Birds
Very similar in appearance to our Hudsonian Godwit, which is frequently called by the name of this species.The Bird Book
Chester A. Reed
The bird combines the characteristics of the Curlew and the Godwit, the bill being recurved.
- any large shore bird of the genus Limosa, of northern and arctic regions, having long legs and a long upturned bill: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes