from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large brownish sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) inhabiting the fields and uplands of southern Canada and the northern United States east of the Rocky Mountains. Also called upland plover.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a large American sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) much valued as a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields and uplands. Called also Bartramian sandpiper, Bartram's tattler, field plover, grass plover, highland plover, hillbird, humility, prairie plover, prairie pigeon, prairie snipe, papabote, quaily, and uplander.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands
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