Definition of dunlin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dunlin

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdʌnlɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌnlɪn//
 
Birds
 
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a small bird with a long beak, that lives near water See related entries: Birds Word Origin mid 16th cent.: probably from dun + -ling, from the greyish-brown winter colouring of its upper parts.