dunlin

noun dun·lin \ ˈdən-lən \
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018

Definition of dunlin

plural dunlins or dunlin
: a small widely distributed sandpiper (Calidris alpina) that in breeding plumage is largely cinnamon to rusty brown above and white below with a large black patch on the belly

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Origin and Etymology of dunlin

1dun + -lin (alteration of -ling)


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