from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A New World plover (Charadrius vociferus) that has a distinctive noisy cry and two black bands across its breast.
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- n. A North American plover (Charadrius vociferus) with a distinctive cry and territorial behavior that includes feigning injury to distract interlopers from the nest.
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- n. American plover of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry
Probably imitative of its call.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Imitative of the bird's call. (Wiktionary)