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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.
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Origin of golden plover

First recorded in 1775–85
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Historical Examples of golden plover

  • The crested-lapwing and the golden-plover are in plenty, and on the seashores widgeon and curlew abound.

    The Inhabitants of the Philippines

    Frederic H. Sawyer


British Dictionary definitions for golden plover

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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