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ˈʰwɪm brəl, ˈwɪm-whim·brel

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  1. whimbrelnoun

    A large migratory wading bird, Numenius phaeopus, of the family Scolopacidae, with a long downcurved bill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whimbrelnoun

    any one of several species of small curlews, especially the European species (Numenius phaeopus), called also Jack curlew, half curlew, stone curlew, and tang whaup. See Illustration in Appendix

    Etymology: [Cf. Whimper.]


  1. Whimbrel

    The Whimbrel is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland. This is a migratory species wintering on coasts in Africa, South America, south Asia into Australasia and southern North America. It is also a coastal bird during migration. It is fairly gregarious outside the breeding season.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whimbrel

    hwim′brel, n. a bird of the family Scolopacidæ, allied to the curlew and like it in form, plumage, and habits, but smaller, and having a shorter bill.—Also Wim′brel. [Prob. imit.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. whimbrel

    The smaller species of curlew, Numenius phæopus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whimbrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whimbrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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