[pluhv-er, ploh-ver] /ˈplʌv ər, ˈploʊ vər/
any of various shorebirds of the family Charadriidae.
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any of various similar shorebirds, as the upland plover and other sandpipers.
any shore bird of the family Charadriidae, typically having a round head, straight bill, and large pointed wings: order Charadriiformes
any of similar and related birds, such as the Egyptian plover and the upland plover See crocodile bird
green plover, another name for lapwing
c.1300, from Anglo-French plover, Old French pluvier, earlier plovier (c.1200), from Vulgar Latin *plovarius, literally “belonging to rain,” from Latin pluvia “rain (water)” from pluere “to rain,” from PIE root *pleu- “to flow” (see pluvial). Perhaps so called because the birds’ migration arrival coincides with the start of the rainy season, or from its supposed restlessness when rain approaches.
[plou] /plaʊ/ noun 1. an agricultural implement used for cutting, lifting, turning over, and partly pulverizing soil. 2. any of various implements resembling or suggesting this, as a kind of plane for cutting grooves or a contrivance for clearing away snow from a road or track. 3. Type Founding. (formerly) an instrument for cutting the […]
[plou-bak] /ˈplaʊˌbæk/ noun 1. a reinvestment of earnings or profits in a business enterprise. 2. the money thus reinvested.
[plou-boi] /ˈplaʊˌbɔɪ/ noun 1. a who leads or guides a team drawing a . 2. a country .
[plou-boi] /ˈplaʊˌbɔɪ/ noun 1. a who leads or guides a team drawing a . 2. a country . n. also plowboy, 1560s, from plow + boy.