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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Godwit  \God"wit\,  n.  [Prob.  from  AS  g?d  good  +  wiht  creature, 
  wight.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  long-billed,  wading  birds  of  the 
  genus  {Limosa},  and  family  {Tringid[ae]}.  The  European 
  black-tailed  godwit  ({Limosa  limosa}),  the  American  marbled 
  godwit  ({L.  fedoa}),  the  Hudsonian  godwit  ({L. 
  h[ae]mastica}),  and  others  are  valued  as  game  birds.  Called 
  also  {godwin}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  godwit 
  n  :  large  wading  bird  that  resembles  a  curlew;  has  a  long 
  slightly  upturned  bill 




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