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- n. Alternative form of killdeer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small American plover (Charadrius vociferus, formerly Ægialitis vocifera) of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry. The adult has two black bands around the neck and upper breast, but the young chick has only the breast band. It ranges from Canada to Mexico and the West Indies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The largest and commonest ring-plover of North America, Ægialites vociferus: so called in imitation of its shrill two-syllabled note.
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