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n. pl. killdeer or kill·deers
A New World plover (Charadrius vociferus) that has a distinctive noisy cry and two black bands across its breast.
[Probably imitative of its call.]
n, pl -deer or -deers
(Animals) a large brown-and-white North American plover, Charadrius vociferus, with two black breast bands and a noisy cry
[C18: of imitative origin]
n., pl. -deers, -deer.
a common New World plover of farmland and meadows, Charadrius vociferus, having two black bands around the upper breast.
[1725–35, Amer.; imitative]
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|Noun||1.||killdeer - American plover of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry|
plover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers