Definition of piping plover in English:

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piping plover

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

A small buff-colored bird of coastal areas in eastern North America.
  • Charadrius melodus.
Example sentences
  • Another plover you probably hope to view is the piping plover, cause of both agitation and celebration, depending upon your particular point of view.
  • The endangered piping plover, found nowhere else in Quebec, nests on the islands' beaches.
  • Three piping plovers, 50 least terns, and one oystercatcher were raised.

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Syllabification: pip·ing plov·er

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