Definition of dotterel
: a Eurasian plover (Eudromias morinellus) formerly common in England; also : any of various related plovers chiefly of eastern Asia, Australia, and South America
Origin of dotterel
Middle English dotrelle, irregular from doten to dote
First Known Use: 15th century
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