a gruiform bird (Aramus guarauna) of a family (Aramidae) with only one species, found in Florida, Central America, the West Indies, and South America
Origin of limpkinlimp + -kin: from its walk
A large brownish wading bird (Aramus guarauna) of warm, swampy regions of Florida, the Caribbean islands, and Central and South America, having long legs, a curved bill, and a distinctive wailing call. Also called courlan .
Origin of limpkinFrom its halting gait