large wading bird that resembles a curlew; has a long slightly upturned bill
source: WordNet 3.0
One of several species of long-billed, wading birds of the genus Limosa, and family Tringidæ. The European black- tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), the American marbled godwit (L. fedoa), the Hudsonian godwit (L. hæmastica), and others, are valued as game birds. Called also godwin.