Plover

HMS Plover was a British coastal minelayer of 805 tons displacement launched in 1937. HMS Plover had a top speed of 14.75 knots and carried a complement of 69. She was armed with two machine-guns.
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plover

[n] - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings
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Plover

Plov'er noun [ Old French plovier , French pluvier , prop., the rain bird, from Late Latin (assumed) pluviarius , from Latin pluvia rain, from pluere to rain; akin to English float , German fliessen to flow. See Float .] 1. (Zoology...
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plover

1. <ornithology> Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds belonging to the family Charadridae, and especially those belonging to the subfamily Charadrinsae. They are prized as game birds. ... 2. <zoology> Any grallatorial bird allied to, or resembling, the true plovers, as the crab plover (Dromas ardeola); the American upland, pl...
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plover

noun any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers
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Plover

• (n.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds belonging to the family Charadridae, and especially those belonging to the subfamily Charadrinsae. They are prized as game birds. • (n.) Any grallatorial bird allied to, or resembling, the true plovers, as the crab plover (Dromas ardeola); the American upland, plover (Bartramia longic...
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plover

any of numerous species of plump-breasted birds of the shorebird family Charadriidae (order Charadriiformes). There are about three dozen species of ... [2 related articles]
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plover

plover (plŭv'ur) , common name for some members of the large family Charadriidae, shore birds, small to medium in size, found in ice-free lands all over the world. Plovers are plumpish wading birds with pigeonlike bills and strong markings of black or brown above with white below. In flock...
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Plover

Plover is a general name for birds of the sub-family Charadridae. The typical plovers belong to the genus Charadrius.
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plover

Any shore bird of the family Charadriidae, order Charadriiformes, found worldwide. Plovers are usually black or brown above and white below, and have short bills. The European golden plover Pluviatilis apricaria, of heathland and sea coast, is about 28 cm/11 in long. In winter the upper parts are a sooty black with large yell...
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Plover

Plovers (ər or ər) are a widely distributed group of wading birds belonging to the subfamily Charadriinae. There are about 66 species in the subfamily, most of them called `plover` or `dotterel`. The closely related lapwing subfamily, Vanellinae, comprises another 20-odd species. Plovers are found throughout the world, with the exception of ...
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