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.
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 limpkin
- From its halting gait
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition