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black-bellied plover

[blak-bel-eed] /ˈblækˌbɛl id/
noun
1.
a large plover, Pluvialis squatarola, of both the New and Old Worlds, having black underparts when in nuptial plumage.
Origin of black-bellied plover
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15
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