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Any of several medium-sized shorebirds of the widely distributed genus Vanellus, having distinctive deep wing beats, especially the northern lapwing.
[By folk etymology from Middle English lapwink, hoopoe, lapwing, from Old English hlēapewince : hlēapan, to leap + *wincan, to waver.]
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(Animals) any of several plovers of the genus Vanellus, esp V. vanellus, typically having a crested head, wattles, and spurs. Also called: green plover, pewit or peewit
[C17: altered form of Old English hlēapewince plover, from hlēapan to leap + wincian to jerk, wink1]
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any of several large plovers of the genus Vanellus, esp. V. vanellus, of Eurasia and N Africa, having a long, upcurved crest, an erratic, flopping flight, and a shrill cry.
[before 1050; Middle English, variant (by association with wing) of lapwinke]
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|Noun||1.||lapwing - large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs|
plover - 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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lapwing[ˈlæpwɪŋ] N → avefría f
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n → Kiebitz m
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lapwing[ˈlæpˌwɪŋ] n → pavoncella
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