Pacific golden plover


Definition of Pacific golden plover

: golden plover sense c Pacific golden plovers fitted with new, lightweight tracking devices flew nonstop from Oahu to Alaska at 39 mph, covering nearly 3,000 miles in just three days, according to the first study of its kind.— Dan Nakaso, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 5 July 2011

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First Known Use of Pacific golden plover

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Pacific golden plover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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