piping plover

noun

: a small pale plover (Charadrius melodus) chiefly of eastern North America

Examples of piping plover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plum Island is home to 227 species of birds, including piping plovers, roseate terns, Northern harriers, ospreys and American oystercatchers, according to Save the Sound’s Envision Plum Island Report. Ed Stannard, Hartford Courant, 19 June 2024 The only known surviving chick of Chicago’s famous piping plover pair, Monty and Rose, has a new rival. Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2024 And while that may look like wingman behavior to humans, among piping plovers, the message is different. Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2024 They have been listed as endangered or threatened since 1985 and piping plovers living in other states are also seeing some success and cautious optimism. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 15 Nov. 2023 See all Example Sentences for piping plover 

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piping plover was in 1828

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“Piping plover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piping%20plover. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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