golden plover


noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for golden plover

golden plover

noun

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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