Definition of bar-tailed godwit in English:

bar-tailed godwit


  • A godwit, Limosa lapponica, with a black and white barred tail and a slightly upturned bill, which breeds in the Eurasian and Alaskan tundra and winters in Europe, Africa, south-east Asia, and Australasia.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Fleming (1785–1857), naturalist and Free Church of Scotland minister.