Definition of Godwit

1. Noun. Large wading bird that resembles a curlew; has a long slightly upturned bill.

Generic synonyms: Limicoline Bird, Shore Bird, Shorebird
Group relationships: Genus Limosa, Limosa
Specialized synonyms: Hudsonian Godwit, Limosa Haemastica



Definition of Godwit

1. n. One of several species of long-billed, wading birds of the genus Limosa, and family Tringidæ. The European black- tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), the American marbled godwit (L. fedoa), the Hudsonian godwit (L. hæmastica), and others, are valued as game birds. Called also godwin.

Definition of Godwit

1. Noun. Any of four species of long-billed, migratory wading birds in the genus ''Limosa'', of the family ''Scolopacidae''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Godwit

1. a wading bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Godwit

1. One of several species of long-billed, wading birds of the genus Limosa, and family Tringidae. The European black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), the American marbled godwit (L. Fedoa), the Hudsonian godwit (L. Haemastica), and others, are valued as game birds. Synonym: godwin. Origin: Prob. From AS. Gd good + wiht creature, wight. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Godwit

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godship
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godsisters
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godson
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godspeeds
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godwit (current term)
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goers
goes
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goes Dutch
goes back

Literary usage of Godwit

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1. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"The godwit is met with in various parts of Europe, Asia, and America: in Great Britain, ... The godwit is much esteemed, by epicures, as a great delicacy, ..."

2. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"77. hut the figure that of the Black- tailed godwit. ... Diet. 1. hut with many of the synonyms of Limosa melanura. Grey godwit ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"A Marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa) came in from the north, alighted with our decoys, where it spent about ten minutes, chiefly preening itself, a stone's toss ..."

4. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1857)
"THE Bar-tailed godwit is a well-known British Bird, more numerous than the black-tailed godwit, according to some ornithologists, and rare according to ..."

5. The Natural History of Ireland by William Thompson, James R. Garrett, George Dickie (1850)
"This godwit comes in extremely limited numbers to the north of Ireland, in the autumn, and sometimes early in the season. A young bird was shot in Belfast ..."

6. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THE BAR-TAILED godwit is in its habits in this country somewhat similar to the ... godwit last described, but it has never been proved to have bred in any ..."

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