|(Zool.)||The European stone curlew|
|Any one of several species of Asiatic plovers of the genus Esacus; as, the large stone plover (E. recurvirostris).|
|The gray or black-bellied plover|
|The ringed plover.|
|The bar-tailed godwit. [Prov. Eng.] Also applied to other species of limicoline birds.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.