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plover Syllabification: plov·er
Pronunciation: /ˈpləvər/

Definition of plover in English:


A short-billed gregarious wading bird, typically found by water but sometimes frequenting grassland, tundra, and mountains.
  • Family Charadriidae (the plover family): several genera and numerous species, especially the ringed plovers (Charadrius), golden plovers (Pluvialis), and lapwings (Vanellus)
Example sentences
  • In the mud flats of the Bay of Fundy, you'll see large roosts of shorebirds - plovers, yellowlegs, godwits, curlews, and phalaropes - at high tide.
  • Currently, visitors to the flats are likely to see sandpipers, avocets, oystercatchers, godwits, dowitchers, plovers and other shorebirds on their way south.
  • The Semipalmated Plover is a small plover with a short bill and yellow-orange legs.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, based on Latin pluvia 'rain'.

Words that rhyme with plover

cover, Glover, hardcover, lover, undercover
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