godwit

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Godwit

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Origin unknown. Not in Middle English or Old English, but apparently representing Old English *gōdwiht, equivalent to good +‎ wight (creature).

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godwit (plural godwits)

  1. Any of four species of long-billed, migratory wading birds in the genus Limosa, of the family Scolopacidae.

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