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4 definitions found
 for Plover
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plover \Plov"er\, 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
     Float.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds
        belonging to the family Charadrid[ae], and especially
        those belonging to the subfamily Charadrins[ae]. They
        are prized as game birds.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) Any grallatorial bird allied to, or resembling,
        the true plovers, as the crab plover ({Dromas ardeola);
        the American upland, plover ({Bartramia longicauda); and
        other species of sandpipers.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Among the more important species are the blackbellied
           plover or blackbreasted plover ({Charadrius
           squatarola) of America and Europe; -- called also
           gray plover, bull-head plover, Swiss plover, sea
           plover, and oxeye; the golden plover (see under
           Golden); the ring plover or ringed plover
           ({Aegialitis hiaticula). See Ringneck. The piping
           plover ({Aegialitis meloda}); Wilson's plover
           ({Aegialitis Wilsonia); the mountain plover
           ({Aegialitis montana); and the semipalmated plover
           ({Aegialitis semipalmata), are all small American
           species.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Bastard plover (Zool.), the lapwing.
  
     Long-legged plover, or yellow-legged plover. See
        Tattler.
  
     Plover's page, the dunlin. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Rock plover, or Stone plover, the black-bellied plover.
        [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Whistling plover.
        (a) The golden plover.
        (b) The black-bellied plover.
            [1913 Webster] Plow

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  plover
      n 1: any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact
           build having straight bills and large pointed wings;
           closely related to the sandpipers

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Plover, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    10520
     Housing Units (2000): 4133
     Land area (2000):     8.495966 sq. miles (22.004451 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.384034 sq. miles (0.994643 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    8.880000 sq. miles (22.999094 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            63525
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             44.466183 N, 89.543707 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     54467
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Plover, WI
      Plover
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Plover, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    95
     Housing Units (2000): 50
     Land area (2000):     0.543496 sq. miles (1.407649 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.543496 sq. miles (1.407649 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            63840
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             42.878058 N, 94.622648 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50573
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Plover, IA
      Plover
  

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