large-headed large-eyed crepuscular or nocturnal shorebird of the Old World and tropical America having a thickened knee joint
Hypernyms: ↑shorebird, ↑shore bird, ↑limicoline bird
Member Holonyms: ↑Burhinus, ↑genus Burhinus

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  • thick-knee — noun /ˈɵɪk.niː/lang=en Several species of large terrestrial birds in the stone curlew family Burhinidae. Syn: stone curlew, stone curlew …   Wiktionary

  • thick-knee — noun another term for stone curlew …   English new terms dictionary

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