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limpkin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limpkin  \Limp"kin\  (l[i^]mp"k[i^]n),  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Either  one  of  two  species  of  wading  birds  of  the  genus 
  {Aramus},  intermediate  between  the  cranes  and  rails.  The 
  limpkins  are  remarkable  for  the  great  length  of  the  toes.  One 
  species  ({A.  giganteus})  inhabits  Florida  and  the  West 
  Indies;  the  other  ({A.  scolopaceus})  is  found  in  South 
  America.  Called  also  {courlan},  and  {crying  bird}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  limpkin 
  n  :  wading  bird  of  Florida,  Cuba  and  Jamaica  having  a  drooping 
  bill  and  a  distinctive  wailing  call  [syn:  {Aramus  pictus}] 




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