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piping plover Syllabification: pip·ing plov·er

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of piping plover in English:


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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