black-bellied plover

[ blak-bel-eed ]
/ ˈblækˌbɛl id /

noun

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

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

Origin of black-bellied plover

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020