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ringed plover

noun

  1. any of several cosmopolitan plovers of the genus Charadrius, especially C. hiaticula, brownish above and white below with a black band around the breast.


ringed plover

noun

  1. a European shorebird, Charadrius hiaticula , with a greyish-brown back, white underparts with a black throat band, and orange legs: family Charadriidae (plovers)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ringed plover1

First recorded in 1775–85

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Example Sentences

The Ringed Plover is another bird which loves the sandy, pebbly margin of the sea.

The beautiful little ringed plover, or sea-lark, is another of our breeding species.

Although not uncommon, the ringed plover is somewhat locally distributed, which may also be said of the Kentish plover.

The little ringed plover is an exceedingly rare British bird, and is like our own ringed plover in miniature.

Of the wading birds that haunt these lochs mention may be made of the Oyster-catcher and the Ringed Plover.

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