Examples from the Web for plover
Some of the people who went on shore, killed a grouse, a snipe, and some plover.
I've heard there are good chances there for wild goose, snipe, and plover.To Alaska for Gold|Edward Stratemeyer
Robins, thrushes, plover, and curlews—all did their share to make spring beautiful.Cattle-Ranch to College|Russell Doubleday
Now and again the peep of the prairie chick or the call of the plover came to their ears.Hawk Eye|David Cory
Again the plover's notes; this time in the field immediately behind; repeated, too, in the field on the right hand.The Open Air|Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for plover
Word Origin for plover
Word Origin and History for plover
c.1300, from Anglo-French plover, Old French pluvier, earlier plovier (c.1200), from Vulgar Latin *plovarius, literally "belonging to rain," from Latin pluvia "rain (water)" from pluere "to rain," from PIE root *pleu- "to flow" (see pluvial). Perhaps so called because the birds' migration arrival coincides with the start of the rainy season, or from its supposed restlessness when rain approaches.