Killdeer



[kil-deer] /ˈkɪlˌdɪər/

noun
1.
an American plover, Charadrius vociferus, having two black bands around the upper breast.
/ˈkɪlˌdɪə/
noun (pl) -deer, -deers
1.
a large brown-and-white North American plover, Charadrius vociferus, with two black breast bands and a noisy cry
n.

also killdee, 1731, American English, species of North American ring-plover, the name imitative of its cry.

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