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

Definition of dotterel

  1. :  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

First Known Use: 15th century

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