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1. (Animals) a rare Eurasian plover, Eudromias morinellus, with reddish-brown underparts and white bands around the head and neck
2. (Animals) Austral any similar and related bird, esp of the genus Charadrius
3. dialect a person who is foolish or easily duped
[C15 dotrelle; see dote]
dot•ter•el(ˈdɒt ər əl)
also dot•trel(ˈdɒ trəl)
any of several plovers usu. inhabiting upland areas, esp. Eudromias morinellus, of Europe and Asia.
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|Noun||1.||dotterel - rare plover of upland areas of Eurasia|
plover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers