snowy plover

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of snowy plover

:a small plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) of the Gulf coast and the eastern U.S. and Mexico that is light gray above with a black bill, black patches on the head and sides of the neck, and white underparts

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1872


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