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black-bellied plover

[ blak-bel-eed ]
/ ˈblækˌbɛl id /
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noun
a large plover, Pluvialis squatarola, of both the New and Old Worlds, having black underparts when in nuptial plumage.
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Origin of black-bellied plover

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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