American golden plover

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American golden plover was in 1839

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“American golden plover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20golden%20plover. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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