golden plover

noun

Definition of golden plover

: any of three plovers (genus Pluvialis) having dark upperparts spotted with gold especially : one (P. dominica) that breeds chiefly in arctic America and winters in South America

Examples of golden plover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In October 2018, Malta, reacting to the June ruling, repealed its regulations for the autumn live-capturing of finches and allowed trapping only of golden plovers and song thrushes. Jacopo Benini, National Geographic, "Italy and Malta are hotbeds of songbird poaching. Meet the people fighting to stop it.," 10 May 2019 But following a new ruling by the European Court of Justice, only two species—the golden plover and the song thrush—can now be hunted legally in Malta. Jacopo Benini, National Geographic, "Italy and Malta are hotbeds of songbird poaching. Meet the people fighting to stop it.," 10 May 2019 Hello, golden plovers, and welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, October 5 Edition," 5 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of golden plover

1766, in the meaning defined above

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“Golden plover.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golden%20plover. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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