highland plover


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upland \Up"land\, a.
   1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in
      situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.
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            Sometimes, with secure delight
            The upland hamlets will invite.       --Milton.
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   2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the
      neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished. [Obs.W2]
      " The race of upland giants." --Chapman.
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   Upland moccasin. (Zool.) See Moccasin.

   Upland sandpiper, or Upland plover (Zool.), a large
      American sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) much valued as
      a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it frequents fields
      and uplands. Called also Bartramian sandpiper,
      Bartram's tattler, field plover, grass plover,
      highland plover, hillbird, humility, {prairie
      plover}, prairie pigeon, prairie snipe, papabote,
      quaily, and uplander.

   Upland sumach (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus
      Rhus (Rhus glabra), used in tanning and dyeing.
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