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killdeer (n.)

also killdee, species of large North American ring-plover, 1731, American English. The name is imitative of its shrill, two-syllable cry.

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Definitions of killdeer from WordNet

killdeer (n.)
American plover of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry;
Synonyms: kildeer / killdeer plover / Charadrius vociferus
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