Definition: Meaning of, curlew in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈkəːl(j)uː /

  • noun
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curlew curlews
  1. a bird with long legs and a long beak that lives near water
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curlew used in phrases

  • Eskimo curlew (noun)
    1. new World curlew that breeds in northern North America
  • European curlew (noun)
    1. common Eurasian curlew
  • curlew sandpiper (noun)
    1. old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew
  • stone curlew (noun)
    1. large-headed large-eyed crepuscular or nocturnal shorebird of the Old World and tropical America having a thickened knee joint
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