Definition of Eskimo curlew in English:

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Eskimo curlew

noun

A small New World curlew with a striped head, formerly common in the arctic tundra but now close to extinction.
  • Numenius borealis, family Scolopacidae.
Example sentences
  • Two of the rarest migratory species in Alaska's national parks are the short-tailed albatross and the Eskimo curlew, both endangered.

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Syllabification: Es·ki·mo cur·lew

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