• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Doughbird (Zoöl) The Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis). See Curlew.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n doughbird A local name in the United States of the Eskimo curlew, Numenius borealis, the smallest American species of the genus Numenius.
    • n doughbird It has a slender bill only about two inches long. It is abundant during its migrations, and is much sought as a game-bird. Also doe-bird.
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