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dun·lin

 (dŭn′lĭn)
n.
A rust-brown and white sandpiper (Calidris alpina) that breeds in northern regions of North America and Eurasia.

dunlin

(ˈdʌnlɪn)
n
(Animals) a small sandpiper, Calidris (or Erolia) alpina, of northern and arctic regions, having a brown back and black breast in summer. Also called: red-backed sandpiper
[C16: dun2 + -ling1]

dun•lin

(ˈdʌn lɪn)

n.
a small sandpiper, Calidris alpina, that breeds in the N parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
[1525–35; variant of dunling]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dunlin - small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regionsdunlin - small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Erolia, genus Erolia - a genus of Scolopacidae

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