crab-plover

[ krab-pluhv-er, -ploh-ver ]
/ ˈkræbˌplʌv ər, -ˌploʊ vər /

noun

a black and white wading bird, Dromas ardeola, of the northern and western shores of the Indian Ocean.

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Origin of crab-plover

So called from its diet
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