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Definition of "limpkin" []

  • A large brownish wading bird (Aramus guarauna) of warm, swampy regions of the New World, having long legs, a drooping bill, and a distinctive wailing call. Also called courlan. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "limpkin" in a sentence
  • "I see a limpkin and a wood stork — not birds you see every day, even in the backcountry of Florida."
  • "The limpkin, a rare wading bird with a dagger beak, stalks the edges of the Little River and park lake."