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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew;
[syn: curlew sandpiper, Calidris Ferruginea]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sandpiper \Sand"pi`per\, n. 1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas, Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family Tringidae. [1913 Webster] Note: The most important North American species are the pectoral sandpiper (Tringa maculata), called also brownback, grass snipe, and jacksnipe; the red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin (Tringa alpina); the purple sandpiper (Tringa maritima: the red-breasted sandpiper, or knot (Tringa canutus); the semipalmated sandpiper (Ereunetes pusillus); the spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail (Actitis macularia); the buff-breasted sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or upland plover. See under Upland. Among the European species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the sanderling, and the common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucus syn. Tringoides hypoleucus), called also fiddler, peeper, pleeps, weet-weet, and summer snipe. Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called sandpipers. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A small lamprey eel; the pride. [1913 Webster] Curlew sandpiper. See under Curlew. Stilt sandpiper. See under Stilt. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] (Zool.) A wading bird of the genus Numenius, remarkable for its long, slender, curved bill. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European curlew is Numenius arquatus. The long-billed (Numenius longirostris), the Hudsonian (Numenius Hudsonicus), and the Eskimo curlew (Numenius borealis, are American species. The name is said to imitate the note of the European species. [1913 Webster] Curlew Jack (Zool.) the whimbrel or lesser curlew. Curlew sandpiper (Zool.), a sandpiper (Tringa ferruginea or Tringa subarquata), common in Europe, rare in America, resembling a curlew in having a long, curved bill. See Illustation in Appendix. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

curlew sandpiper n 1: Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew [syn: curlew sandpiper, Calidris Ferruginea]