Upland plover
Upland Up"land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster]

Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished. [Obs.W2] `` The race of upland giants.'' --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

{Upland moccasin}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Moccasin}.

{Upland sandpiper}, or {Upland plover} (Zo["o]l.), a large American sandpiper ({Bartramia longicauda}) much valued as a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields and uplands. Called also {Bartramian sandpiper}, {Bartram's tattler}, {field plover}, {grass plover}, {highland plover}, {hillbird}, {humility}, {prairie plover}, {prairie pigeon}, {prairie snipe}, {papabote}, {quaily}, and {uplander}.

{Upland sumach} (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus Rhus ({Rhus glabra}), used in tanning and dyeing. [1913 Webster]


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  • upland plover — noun large plover like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands • Syn: ↑upland sandpiper, ↑Bartramian sandpiper, ↑Bartramia longicauda • Hypernyms: ↑sandpiper • Member Holonyms: ↑Bartramia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • upland plover — noun see upland sandpiper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Upland — Up land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upland moccasin — Upland Up land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upland sandpiper — Upland Up land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upland sumach — Upland Up land, a. 1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage. [1913 Webster] Sometimes, with secure delight The upland hamlets will invite. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plover — Plov er, n. [OF. plovier, F. pluvier, prop., the rain bird, fr. LL. (assumed) pluviarius, fr. L. pluvia rain, from pluere to rain; akin to E. float, G. fliessen to flow. See {Float}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline birds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plover's page — Plover Plov er, n. [OF. plovier, F. pluvier, prop., the rain bird, fr. LL. (assumed) pluviarius, fr. L. pluvia rain, from pluere to rain; akin to E. float, G. fliessen to flow. See {Float}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of limicoline …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upland sandpiper — ☆ upland sandpiper n. a large, short billed sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) found in the fields and uplands of the interior of North and South America: formerly called upland plover …   English World dictionary

  • plover — /pluv euhr, ploh veuhr/, n. 1. any of various shorebirds of the family Charadriidae. Cf. dotterel (def. 1), killdeer, lapwing. 2. any of various similar shorebirds, as the upland plover and other sandpipers. [1275 1325; ME < AF; OF plovier… …   Universalium

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