noun \ˈdən-lən\
plural dunlins or dunlin

Definition of DUNLIN

:  a small widely distributed sandpiper (Calidris alpina) largely cinnamon to rusty brown above and white below

Origin of DUNLIN

1dun + -lin (alteration of -ling)
First Known Use: circa 1532


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