Dottrel

dotterel

[dot-er-uhl]
noun
1.
any of several plovers usually inhabiting upland areas, especially Eudromias morinellus, of Europe and Asia.
2.
British Dialect. a silly, stupid person, especially one who is easily duped.
Also, dottrel [do-truhl] .


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English dotrelle. See dote, -rel

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dotterel or dottrel (ˈdɒtrəl)
 
n
1.  a rare Eurasian plover, Eudromias morinellus, with reddish-brown underparts and white bands around the head and neck
2.  (Austral) any similar and related bird, esp of the genus Charadrius
3.  dialect a person who is foolish or easily duped
 
[C15 dotrelle; see dote]
 
dottrel or dottrel
 
n
 
[C15 dotrelle; see dote]

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