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green plover

noun

, British.


green plover

noun

  1. another name for lapwing


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Word History and Origins

Origin of green plover1

First recorded in 1700–10

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Example Sentences

The Lapwing, or Green Plover, makes a very simple nest, only scratching a hole and lining it with bent or short grass.

As a table bird it is more dainty even than the green plover, and fetches a higher price.

Other English names are green plover and hornpie—the latter from its long hornlike crest and pied plumage.

Waterfowl; grey and green plover; also duck and snipe, rabbits, &c., by permission of farmers.

For the green plover is one of the commonest of British birds, and is greatly on the increase.

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