noun a wading marshbird with long legs and a long bill, found in the south-eastern US and tropical America. [Aramus guarauna.]
C19: from limp1 (with ref. to the bird's limping gait) + -kin.

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  • Limpkin — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • Limpkin — Limp kin (l[i^]mp k[i^]n), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Either one of two species of wading birds of the genus {Aramus}, intermediate between the cranes and rails. The limpkins are remarkable for the great length of the toes. One species ({Aramus giganteus})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limpkin — ☆ limpkin [limp′kin ] n. [ LIMP1 + KIN: from its walk] a gruiform bird (Aramus guarauna) of a family (Aramidae) with only one species, found in Florida, Central America, the West Indies, and South America …   English World dictionary

  • limpkin — /limp kin/, n. a large, loud voiced, wading bird, Aramus guarauna, intermediate in size and character between the cranes and the rails, of the warmer regions of America. [1870 75, Amer.; LIMP1 + KIN; so called because of its jerky walk] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Limpkin — This unusual surname is a Northern English variant form of the medieval Lambkin , itself of Anglo Saxon pre 7th Century origins. The earliest name form was Lambert , which translates as bright lands , a popular personal name of the pre 1066… …   Surnames reference

  • limpkin — araminiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Aramidae angl. limpkin vok. Eigentliche Rallenkraniche rus. арамовые; пастушковые журавли pranc. aramidés ryšiai: platesnis terminas – gerviniai paukščiai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • limpkin — aramai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Aramus angl. limpkin vok. Rallenkranich, m rus. арама, f; пастушковый журавль, m pranc. courlan courliri, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – araminiai siauresnis terminas – aramas …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • limpkin — aramas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Aramus guarauna angl. limpkin vok. Rallenkranich, m rus. арама, f; пастушковый журавль, m pranc. courlan brun, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – aramai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • limpkin — noun Etymology: perhaps from 1limp Date: 1871 a large brown wading bird (Aramus guarauna) of southern Georgia, Florida, and Central and South America that resembles a bittern but has a longer slightly curved bill, longer neck and legs, and white… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • limpkin — noun A large bird, Aramus guarauna, found in marshes in the Caribbean, Central America and southern Florida. Syn: carrao, courlan, crying bird …   Wiktionary

  • limpkin — Caribbean crane like bird Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

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