golden plover


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

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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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1785, in the meaning defined above

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