Kill"dee` (?), Kill"deer` (?), n. [So named from its notes.] Zool.

A small American plover (Aegialitis vocifera).

⇒ It is dark grayish brown above; the rump and upper tail coverts are yellowish rufous; the belly, throat, and a line over the eyes, white; a ring round the neck and band across the breast, black.

 

© Webster 1913.

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