black-bellied plover

[blak-bel-eed]

noun

a large plover, Pluvialis squatarola, of both the New and Old Worlds, having black underparts when in nuptial plumage.

Nearby words

  1. black-and-tan terrier,
  2. black-and-white,
  3. black-backed gull,
  4. black-bag,
  5. black-bag job,
  6. black-billed cuckoo,
  7. black-billed magpie,
  8. black-capped chickadee,
  9. black-coated,
  10. black-crowned night heron

Origin of black-bellied plover

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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