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plov·er

 (plŭv′ər, plō′vər)
n. pl. plover or plov·ers
1. Any of various widely distributed shorebirds of the family Charadriidae, having rounded bodies, short tails, and short bills.
2. Any of various similar or related birds.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman plover, pluvier, from Vulgar Latin *pluviārius : *plu-, probably imitative of plover cries (possibly influenced by Latin pluvia, rain (plovers being associated with rain in various later European traditions, because they were thought to be more active or easily caught in the rain, or because it was thought that they arrived with the rainy season); see pluvial) + Latin -ārius, n. suff.]

plover

(ˈplʌvə)
n
1. (Animals) any shore bird of the family Charadriidae, typically having a round head, straight bill, and large pointed wings: order Charadriiformes
2. (Animals) any of similar and related birds, such as the Egyptian plover and the upland plover. See crocodile bird
3. (Animals) green plover another name for lapwing
[C14: from Old French plovier rainbird, from Latin pluvia rain]

plov•er

(ˈplʌv ər, ˈploʊ vər)

n.
1. any of various shorebirds of the family Charadriidae, of worldwide distribution, having a thick neck, compact body, and a pigeonlike beak.
2. any of various similar shorebirds.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French plovier < Vulgar Latin *pluviārius. See pluvial, -er2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wingsplover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
Charadrius melodus, piping plover - small plover of eastern North America
Charadrius vociferus, kildeer, killdeer, killdeer plover - American plover of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry
Charadrius morinellus, dotrel, dotterel, Eudromias morinellus - rare plover of upland areas of Eurasia
golden plover - plovers of Europe and America having the backs marked with golden-yellow spots
green plover, lapwing, peewit, pewit - large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
turnstone - migratory shorebirds of the plover family that turn over stones in searching for food

plover

noun
Related words
collective nouns stand, wing
Translations

plover

[ˈplʌvəʳ] Nchorlito m

plover

nRegenpfeifer m; (= lapwing)Kiebitz m

plover

[ˈplʌvəʳ] npiviere m
ringed plover → corriere m grosso
golden plover → piviere dorato
References in classic literature ?
As for sounds, the silence was unbroken save by the chant of the telegraph wires and the crying of the plovers on the waste.
Should he wish to land, it is merely because he has seen a large flight of landrails or plovers, of wild ducks, teal, widgeon, or woodchucks, which fall an easy pray to net or gun.
If a gust of wind swept the waste, I looked up, fearing it was the rush of a bull; if a plover whistled, I imagined it a man.
These islands are furnished with a number of ponds, and at certain seasons abound with swans, geese, brandts, cranes, gulls, plover, and other wild-fowl.
The hunter had been successful, and brought back a regular cargo of geese, wild-duck, snipe, teal, and plover.
Except these, the plover and the curlew are the only inhabitants until you come to the Chesterfield high road.
Put an olive into a lark, put a lark into a quail; put a quail into a plover; put a plover into a partridge; put a partridge into a pheasant; put a pheasant into a turkey.
They went boating on the harbor and up the three pretty rivers that flowed into it; they had clambakes on the bar and mussel-bakes on the rocks; they picked strawberries on the sand-dunes; they went out cod-fishing with Captain Jim; they shot plover in the shore fields and wild ducks in the cove--at least, the men did.
Set out for Buenos Ayres -- Rio Sauce -- Sierra Ventana -- Third Posta -- Driving Horses -- Bolas -- Partridges and Foxes -- Features of the Country -- Long-legged Plover -- Teru-tero -- Hail-storm -- Natural Enclosures in the Sierra Tapalguen -- Flesh of Puma -- Meat Diet -- Guardia del Monte -- Effects of Cattle on the Vegetation -- Cardoon -- Buenos Ayres -- Corral where Cattle are Slaughtered.
The kind of plover, which appears as if mounted on stilts (Himantopus nigricollis), is here common in flocks of considerable size.
We started employing the shock absorbers in 2009 in order to avoid captured plovers escaping because of breaking nooses, a problem that occurred with 16.
As beaches get busier, shorebirds such as ringed plovers, oystercatchers and terns jostle for space with beach users and their dogs, and it can be difficult for them to find a safe place to nest and raise their chicks.