Mar"lin (?), n. Zool.

The American great marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit (Limosa haematica).

Hook-billed marlin, a curlew.

<-- 2. [from marlinspike, the shape of its bill] any of several marine billfishes of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, popular as game in sport fishing -->

 

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