"lapwing" Definition

  1. n. A small European bird of the Plover family (Vanellus cristatus, or V. vanellus). It has long and broad wings, and is noted for its rapid, irregular fight, upwards, downwards, and in circles. Its back is coppery or greenish bronze. Its eggs are the "plover's eggs" of the London market, esteemed a delicacy. It is called also peewit, dastard plover, and wype. The gray lapwing is the Squatarola cinerea.

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Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "lapwing": 1
Words that end with "lapwing": 1
Words that contain "lapwing": 1
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