thick-knee

thick-knee
/ˈθɪk-ˌni/ (say 'thik-.nee)

noun
1. former name of either of the two Australian stone-curlews. See beach stone-curlew, bush stone-curlew.
2. any of various wading birds of the family Burhinidae, as Burhinus oedicnemus, of Europe, Africa, and Asia; stone-curlew.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Thick-knee — n. (Zo[ o]l.) A stone curlew. See under {Stone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thick knee — noun The stone curlew • • • Main Entry: ↑thick …   Useful english dictionary

  • thick-knee — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thick-knee — storkulniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Burhinus angl. stone curlew; thick knee vok. Triel, m rus. авдотка, f pranc. oedicnème, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – storkulniniai siauresnis terminas – australinis storkulnis …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • thick-knee — noun large headed large eyed crepuscular or nocturnal shorebird of the Old World and tropical America having a thickened knee joint • Syn: ↑stone curlew, ↑Burhinus oedicnemus • Hypernyms: ↑shorebird, ↑shore bird, ↑limicoline bird • Member Hol …   Useful english dictionary

  • thick-knee — /thik nee /, n. any of several crepuscular or nocturnal wading birds of the family Burhinidae, of the Old World and tropical America, having a thickened joint between the femoral and tibiotarsal bones. Also called stone curlew. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Double-striped Thick-knee — At the Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Senegal Thick-knee — Taxobox name = Senegal Thick knee status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=49109|title=Burhinus senegalensis|downloaded=12 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why… …   Wikipedia

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