dotterel

noun dot·ter·el \ ˈdä-tə-rəl , ˈdä-trəl \

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 and Etymology of dotterel

Middle English dotrelle, irregular from doten to dote


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