dotterel

noun
dot·​ter·​el | \ ˈdä-tə-rəl How to pronounce dotterel (audio) , 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

First Known Use of dotterel

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dotterel

Middle English dotrelle, irregular from doten to dote

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“Dotterel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dotterel. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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