golden plover

noun

Definition of golden plover

  1. :  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

1785

First Known Use of golden plover

1785


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