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dunlin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dunlin  \Dun"lin\,  n.  [Prob.  of  Celtic  origin;  cf  Gael.  dun  hill 
  (E.  dune),  and  linne  pool,  pond,  lake,  E.  lin.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  species  of  sandpiper  ({Tringa  alpina});  --  called  also 
  {churr},  {dorbie},  {grass  bird},  and  {red-backed  sandpiper}. 
  It  is  found  both  in  Europe  and  America. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dunlin 
  n  :  small  common  sandpiper  that  breeds  in  northern  or  arctic 
  regions  and  winters  in  southern  United  States  or 
  Mediterranean  regions  [syn:  {red-backed  sandpiper},  {Erolia 
  alpina}] 




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