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lapwing

División en sílabas: lap·wing
Pronunciación: /ˈlapˌwiNG
 
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Definición de lapwing en inglés:

sustantivo

A large plover, typically having a black and white head and underparts and a loud call.
Example sentences
  • So why cannot hen harriers, sparrowhawks and goshawks be controlled to protect lapwings, curlews, golden plovers and, yes, pheasants and grouse?
  • The development of this wildlife site is ongoing with new hides to aid the study and photography of shelduck, dunlin, lapwing, golden plover and shoveller duck that have recently bred on Mangan's Lough.
  • The moorland blaze has come at a bad time for ground-nesting birds such as golden plovers, curlews, lapwings and merlins, a rare bird of prey.

Origen

Old English hlēapewince, from hlēapan 'to leap' and a base meaning 'move from side to side' (whence also wink); so named because of the way it flies. The spelling was changed in Middle English by association with lap2 and wing.

Words that rhyme with lapwing

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