1. [syn: red-backed sandpiper, dunlin, Erolia alpina]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dunlin \Dun"lin\, n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. dun hill
(E. dune), and linne pool, pond, lake, E. lin.] (Zool.)
A species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); -- called also
churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper.
It is found both in Europe and America.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic
regions and winters in southern United States or
Mediterranean regions [syn: red-backed sandpiper,
dunlin, Erolia alpina]