Definition of godwit in English:

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godwit

Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒdwɪt/

noun

A large, long-legged wader with a long, slightly upturned or straight bill, and typically a reddish-brown head and breast in the breeding male.
  • Genus Limosa, family Scolopacidae: four species.
Example sentences
  • Currently, visitors to the flats are likely to see sandpipers, avocets, oystercatchers, godwits, dowitchers, plovers and other shorebirds on their way south.
  • In the mud flats of the Bay of Fundy, you'll see large roosts of shorebirds - plovers, yellowlegs, godwits, curlews, and phalaropes - at high tide.
  • Many immature avocets spend their first summer after fledging well south of breeding areas, as do immature grey plovers, bar-tailed godwits and knot.

Origin

Mid 16th century: of unknown origin.

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