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Kentish plover

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Definition of Kentish plover in English:

noun

A small white-breasted plover related to the ringed plover, found on most continents.
  • Charadrius alexandrinus, family Charadriidae; American races are sometimes treated as a different species. North American name: snowy plover

Origin

early 19th century: so named because of its first discovery in Kent, but now extinct in Britain.

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