• WordNet 3.6
    • n Charadrius type genus of the Charadriidae: plovers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n charadrius The typical genus of the family Charadriidœ and subfamily Charadriinœ. Formerly it was more extensive than the family now is, but it has been variously restricted, and is now usually confined to certain spotted three-toed species, like the common golden plover of Europe, C. pluvialis. See cut under plover.
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In literature:

Charadrius xanthocheilus 1 2 3.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
Charadrius spinosus is a rare visitor of the lakes near the Hawash.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris

In news:

Chandra Jennings of Morristown, New Jersey, captured this photo of a Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) a few years ago on Block Island, a well-known birding hotspot off the coast of Rhode Island.
Our plovers divide into two groups: the larger golden- plovers and Black-­bellied Plover (genus Pluvialis), and the smaller "ringed" plovers (genus Charadrius).
Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae Genus: Charadrius.