Definition of Dunlin

1. Noun. Small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions.

Exact synonyms: Erolia Alpina, Red-backed Sandpiper
Generic synonyms: Sandpiper
Group relationships: Erolia, Genus Erolia



Definition of Dunlin

1. n. A species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); -- called also churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper. It is found both in Europe and America.

Definition of Dunlin

1. Noun. A small wading bird, ''Calidris alpina'', found along the coast and with a distinctive black belly patch in its breeding plumage. A type of stint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dunlin

1. a wading bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dunlin

1. A species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); called also churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper. It is found both in Europe and America. Origin: Prob. Of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. Dun hill (E. Dune), and linne pool, pond, lake, E. Lin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dunlin

duniwassals
dunk
dunk shot
dunk tank
dunkable
dunkadoo
dunkadoos
dunked
dunkered
dunkering
dunkfest
dunkfests
dunking
dunkings
dunks
dunlin (current term)
dunlins
dunnage
dunnages
dunnakin
dunnakins
dunnart
dunnarts
dunned
dunnekin
dunner
dunners
dunness
dunnesses
dunnest

Literary usage of Dunlin

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1896)
"JAA Chapman on Changes of Plumage in the dunlin and Sanderling.1— There is no uncertain ring about the present paper. It boldly challenges certain ..."

2. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1857)
"PURRE OR dunlin. TRINGA VARIABILIS. THE Purre and dunlin, as these birds were formerly called, have many years since been proved to be one and the same bird ..."

3. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THIS species, known all round our coast by some one or more of the following names :—viz., dunlin,f Purre (Sir Thomas Browne writes it, Churr), Stint, ..."

4. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1855)
"dunlin SANDPIPER. SEA SNIPE. PLOVER'S PAGE. STINT. LEAST SNIPE. ... THE dunlin, or Purre, the former the name that used to be given to the bird in its ..."

5. The Evolution of Bird-song, with Observations on the Influence of Heredity by Charles A Witchell (1896)
"In March 1889 I was staying at Weston-super- Mare, at which place the thrushes abundantly imitated the dunlin, there a common and noisy bird throughout the ..."

6. Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works by Thomas Bewick, Austin Dobson (1885)
"The dunlin, with others of the same genus, appears in great numbers on the sea-shores, in various parts of Great Britain, during the winter season: they run ..."

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