noun (plural killdeers or killdeer) Etymology: imitative Date: 1731 an American plover (Charadrius vociferus) characterized by two black breast bands and a plaintive penetrating cry

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  • Killdeer — ist der Name folgender Orte: Kildeer (Illinois), eine Stadt im US Bundesstaat Illinois Killdeer (North Dakota), eine Stadt im US Bundesstaat North Dakota Killdeer (Saskatchewan), eine Ortschaft in der kanadischen Provinz Saskatchewan Diese Seite… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Killdeer — Killdeer, ND U.S. city in North Dakota Population (2000): 713 Housing Units (2000): 351 Land area (2000): 0.947235 sq. miles (2.453327 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.947235 sq. miles (2.453327 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • killdeer — ☆ killdeer [kil′dē΄kil′dir΄ ] n. pl. killdeers or killdeer [echoic of its cry] a medium sized North American plover (Charadrius vociferus) with a high, piercing cry, that nests in open fields, on beaches, etc.: also killdee [kil′dē΄] …   English World dictionary

  • killdeer — (n.) also killdee, 1731, American English, species of North American ring plover, the name imitative of its cry …   Etymology dictionary

  • Killdeer — For other uses, see Killdeer (disambiguation). Killdeer Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Killdeer — Killdee Kill dee , Killdeer Kill deer , n. [So named from its notes.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small American plover ({Charadrius vociferus}, formerly {[AE]gialitis vocifera}) of inland waters and fields having a distinctive cry. The adult has two black… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • killdeer — /kil dear /, n. an American plover, Charadrius vociferus, having two black bands around the upper breast. Also called killdeer plover. [1725 35, Amer.; imit.] * * * Bird (Charadrius vociferus) that frequents grassy mudflats, pastures, and fields …   Universalium

  • killdeer — /ˈkɪldɪə/ (say kildear) noun (plural killdeer or killdeers) a common North American shore bird, Charadrius vociferus, noted for its sharp call. {imitative of the bird s call} …   Australian English dictionary

  • killdeer — balsingasis kirlikas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Charadrius vociferus angl. killdeer vok. Keilschwanz Regenpfeifer, m rus. крикливый зуёк, m pranc. pluvier kildir, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kirlikai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • killdeer — noun /ˈkɪɫdɪə,ˈkɪɫdɪɹ/ A North American plover (Charadrius vociferus) with a distinctive cry and territorial behavior that includes feigning injury to distract interlopers from the nest. A kill deer, flying so low as to dip its wings, ever and… …   Wiktionary

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