Definition of Dotterel. Meaning of Dotterel. Synonyms of Dotterel

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Definition of Dotterel

Dotterel
Dotterel Dot"ter*el, a. [Cf. Dottard.] Decayed. ``Some old dotterel trees.' [Obs.] --Ascham.
Dotterel
Dotterel Dot"ter*el, n. [From Dote, v. i.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A European bird of the Plover family (Eudromias, or Charadrius, morinellus). It is tame and easily taken, and is popularly believed to imitate the movements of the fowler. In catching of dotterels we see how the foolish bird playeth the ape in gestures. -- Bacon. Note: The ringed dotterel (or ring plover) is Charadrius hiaticula. 2. A silly fellow; a dupe; a gull. --Barrow.

Meaning of Dotterel from wikipedia

- Eurasian dotterel (Charadrius morinellus), also known in Europe as just dotterel, is a small wader in the plover family of birds. The dotterel is a brown...
- A dotterel (Eurasian dotterel, Charadrius morinellus) is a wading bird in the plover family (Charadriidae). Dotterel may also refer to: Black-fronted dotterel...
- The hooded dotterel or hooded plover (Thinornis cucullatus) is a species of bird in the family Charadriidae. It is endemic to southern Australia, where...
- The inland dotterel (Peltohyas australis) is an endemic s****bird of the arid Australian interior. It forms loose flocks in sp****ly vegetated gibber plain...
- are about 66 species in the subfamily, most of them called "plover" or "dotterel". The closely related lapwing subfamily, Vanellinae, comprises about 20...
- The red-kneed dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus) is a species of plover in a monotypic genus in the subfamily Vanellinae. It is often gregarious and will...
- various ground-nesting birds (family Charadriidae) akin to plovers and dotterels. They range from 10–16 inches in length, and are noted for their slow...
- The black-fronted dotterel (Elseyornis melanops) is a small plover wader in the Charadriidae family. This s****bird is easily recognizable with its distinct...
- The New Zealand dotterel (Charadrius obscurus) is a species of s****bird found only in certain areas of New Zealand. It is also called the New Zealand...
- The tawny-throated dotterel (Oreopholus ruficollis) is a species of bird in the family Charadriidae. It is placed in the genus Oreopholus, which is monotypic...