Origin: ME < OFr plovier, lit., rain bird < VL *pluviarius < L pluvia, rain (see pluvial): said to be so named because it was believed to cry before a rain
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noun pl. plover plover or plov·ers
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *pluviārius
Origin: , from Latin pluvia, rain; see pluvial.
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