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golden plover

noun
1.
either of two plovers of the genus Pluvialis, having the back marked with golden-yellow spots, P. apricaria, of Europe, or P. dominica, of America.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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British Dictionary definitions for golden-plover

golden plover

noun
1.
any of several plovers of the genus Pluvialis, such as P. apricaria of Europe and Asia, that have golden brown back, head, and wings
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