plover definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various commonly distributed wading birds associated with family members Charadriidae, having rounded systems, brief tails, and brief expenses.
    • any one of various comparable or related birds.
    • any one of different wading wild birds associated with the family Charadriidae.
    • anyone of numerous types of limicoline wild birds of the family Charadridæ, and especially those from the subfamily Charadrinsæ. They truly are prized as online game wild birds.
    • Any grallatorial bird allied to, or resembling, the genuine plovers, as the crab plover (Dromas ardeola); the United states upland, plover (Bartramia longicauda); and other species of sandpipers.
    • A bird for the family members Charadriidæ and genus Charadrius, C. pluvialis.
    • thus Some or any bird associated with family Charadriidæ; a charadriomorphic grallatorial bird.
    • in several areas of the usa, the Bartramian sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda, more totally known as upland, highland, pasture, area, corn-field, prairie, grass, and simple plover. See cut under Bartramia.
    • the higher or cheaper yellowshanks, Totanus melanoleucus or T. flavipes, commonly known as yellow-legged plovers. [neighborhood, U. S.] A loose woman: otherwise known as a quail.
    • The black-heart plover. [neighborhood, U. S.]
    • The golden plover whenever young. [Ireland.]
    • Sqvatarola helvetica
    • The Norfolk plover. [Various localities.]
    • any one of many chiefly shorebirds of reasonably small build having right bills and large pointed wings; closely associated with the sandpipers

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