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Definition: AEgialitis meloda
, n. [OF. plovier, F. pluvier, prop., the rain
bird, fr. LL. (assumed) pluviarius, fr. L. pluvia rain, from
pluere to rain; akin to E. float, G. fliessen to flow. See
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds
belonging to the family Charadrid[ae]
, and especially
those belonging to the subfamily Charadrins[ae]
are prized as game birds.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any grallatorial bird allied to, or resembling,
the true plovers, as the crab plover (Dromas ardeola
the American upland, plover (Bartramia longicauda
other species of sandpipers.
Note: Among the more important species are the blackbellied plover
or blackbreasted plover
) of America and Europe; -- called also
, bull-head plover
, Swiss plover
, sea plover
, and oxeye
; the golden plover
); the ring plover
or ringed plover
). See Ringneck
. The piping plover
); Wilson's plover
); the mountain plover
); and the semipalmated plover
), are all small American
(Zo["o]l.), the lapwing.
, or yellow-legged plover
, the dunlin. [Prov. Eng.]
, or Stone plover
, the black-bellied plover.
(a) The golden plover.
(b) The black-bellied plover.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small plovers of
the genus [AE]gialitis
, having a ring around the neck.
The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in
winter. The semipalmated plover ([AE]gialitis semipalmata
) and the piping plover ([AE]gialitis meloda
) are common North American species. Called also
, and ring-necked plover
2. (Zo["o]l.) The ring-necked duck.