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Definition of Curlew Jack

Curlew Jack
Curlew Cur"lew (k[^u]r"l[=u]), n. [F. courlieu, corlieu, courlis; perh. of imitative origin, but cf. OF. corlieus courier; L. currere to run + levis light.] (Zo["o]l.) A wading bird of the genus Numenius, remarkable for its long, slender, curved bill. Note: The common European curlew is N. arquatus. The long-billed (N. longirostris), the Hudsonian (N. Hudsonicus), and the Eskimo curlew (N. borealis, are American species. The name is said to imitate the note of the European species. Curlew Jack (Zo["o]l.) the whimbrel or lesser curlew. Curlew sandpiper (Zo["o]l.), a sandpiper (Tringa ferruginea, or subarquata), common in Europe, rare in America, resembling a curlew in having a long, curved bill. See Illustation in Appendix.

Meaning of Curlew Jack from wikipedia

- The curlews (/ˈkɜːrljuː/), genus Numenius, are a group of nine species of birds, characterised by long, slender, downcurved bills and mottled brown plumage...
- Eurasian curlew or common curlew (Numenius arquata) is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding...
- The Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis), also known as northern curlew, is a species of curlew in the family Scolopacidae. It was one of the most numerous...
- The stone-curlews, also known as dikkops or thick-knees, consist of ten species within the family Burhinidae, and are found throughout the tropical and...
- The long-billed curlew (Numenius americ****) is a large North American s****bird of the family Scolopacidae. This species was also called "sicklebird"...
- The Far Eastern curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) is a large s****bird most similar in appearance to the long-billed curlew, but slightly larger. It is...
- The curlew sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) is a small wader that breeds on the tundra of Arctic Siberia. The genus name is from Ancient Gr**** kalidris...
- the large family Scolopacidae. It is one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America. This species and the...
- The slender-billed curlew (Numenius tenuirostris) is a bird in the wader family Scolopacidae. Isotope analysis suggests the majority of the former po****tion...
- The little curlew (Numenius minutus) is a wader in the large bird family Scolopacidae. It is a very small curlew, which breeds in the far north of Siberia...