A wading bird of the genus Numenius, remarkable for its long, slender, curved bill.
a large brownish wading bird.
large migratory shorebirds of the sandpiper family; closely related to woodcocks but having a down-curved bill
an attractive brown bird of shores, mudflats and moors with a long curved bill. Its call is a plaintive "curlwee" sound.
For alternative meanings of Numenius see Numenius (disambiguation).