American golden plover

noun

Definition of American golden plover

: golden plover sense b The American golden plover migrates from Eastern Canada and the Northeastern U.S. to South America—a nonstop journey of some 2,500 miles over open ocean. — Bill Herald, The Capital (Annapolis, Maryland), 15 Sept. 2007

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First Known Use of American golden plover

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“American golden plover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20golden%20plover. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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