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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Whimbrel  \Whim"brel\,  n.  [Cf.  {Whimper}.]  (Zo["o]l) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  small  curlews,  especially  the 
  European  species  (Numenius  ph[ae]opus),  called  also  {Jack 
  curlew},  {half  curlew},  {stone  curlew},  and  {tang  whaup}.  See 
  Illustration  in  {Appendix}. 
 
  {Hudsonian}  or  {Eskimo},  {whimbreal},  the  Hudsonian  curlew. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eskimo  \Es"ki*mo\,  n.;  pl  {Eskimos}.  [Originally  applied  by  the 
  Algonquins  to  the  Northern  Indians,  and  meaning  eaters  of  raw 
  flesh.]  (Ethnol.) 
  One  of  a  peculiar  race  inhabiting  Arctic  America  and 
  Greenland.  In  many  respects  the  Eskimos  resemble  the 
  Mongolian  race.  [Written  also  {Esquimau}.] 
 
  {Eskimo  dog}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  a  breed  of  large  and  powerful 
  dogs  used  by  the  Eskimos  to  draw  sledges.  It  closely 
  resembles  the  gray  wolf,  with  which  it  is  often  crossed. 
  Eskimo  dog 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Eskimo 
  n  1:  a  member  of  a  people  inhabiting  the  Arctic  (N  Canada  or 
  Greenland  or  Alaska  or  E  Siberia);  the  Algonquians 
  called  them  Eskimo  (`eaters  of  raw  flesh')  but  they  call 
  themselves  the  Inuit  (`the  people')  [syn:  {Eskimo},  {Esquimau}, 
  {Inuit}] 
  2:  the  language  spoken  by  the  Eskimo  people  [syn:  {Eskimo},  {Esquimau}] 




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