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dunlin

[duhn-lin] /ˈdʌn lɪn/
noun
1.
a common sandpiper, Calidris alpina, that breeds in the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Origin of dunlin
1525-1535
1525-35; variant of dunling. See dun2, -ling1
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dunlin

/ˈdʌnlɪn/
noun
1.
a small sandpiper, Calidris (or Erolia) alpina, of northern and arctic regions, having a brown back and black breast in summer Also called red-backed sandpiper
Word Origin
C16: dun² + -ling1
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