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semipalmated plover

noun
1.
a New World plover, Charadrius semipalmatus, having a black ring around the chest and semipalmate feet, inhabiting beaches and salt marshes.
Origin of semipalmated plover
1820-1830
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30
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