golden plover

noun
  1. either of two plovers of the genus Pluvialis, having the back marked with golden-yellow spots, P. apricaria, of Europe, or P. dominica, of America.

Origin of golden plover

First recorded in 1775–85
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golden plover

noun
  1. any of several plovers of the genus Pluvialis, such as P. apricaria of Europe and Asia, that have golden brown back, head, and wings
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