dunlin NOUN (pl. same or dunlins) a sandpiper with a downcurved bill and (in winter) greyish-brown upper parts.
ORIGIN probably from DUN(Cf. ↑dun) + -LING(Cf. ↑-ling).

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  • dunlin — [ dʌnlɪn] noun (plural same or dunlins) a common migratory sandpiper with a downcurved bill and (in winter) greyish brown upper parts. [Calidris alpina.] Origin C16: prob. from dun1 + ling …   English new terms dictionary

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