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Noun: curlew  kur-loo or kurl-yoo [N. Amer], kurl-yoo [Brit]
  1. Large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill

Derived forms: curlews

Type of: limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird

Part of: genus Numenius, Numenius

Encyclopedia: Curlew, Kentucky