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Definitions for dotterel
ˈdɒt ər əl; ˈdɒ trəldot·ter·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dotterel, dotrel, Charadrius morinellus, Eudromias morinellusnoun

    rare plover of upland areas of Eurasia

Wiktionary

  1. dotterelnoun

    A name given to various small birds in the plover family Charadriidae, and sometimes used interchangeably with "plover".

  2. dotterelnoun

    A gullible fool.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dottereladjective

    decayed

    Etymology: [From Dote, v. i.]

  2. Dotterelverb

    a European bird of the Plover family (Eudromias, / Charadrius, morinellus). It is tame and easily taken, and is popularly believed to imitate the movements of the fowler

    Etymology: [From Dote, v. i.]

  3. Dotterelverb

    a silly fellow; a dupe; a gull

    Etymology: [From Dote, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dotterel

    dot′ėr-el, n. a kind of plover, named from its apparent stupidity in allowing itself to be approached and caught: a stupid fellow, a dupe. [Also spelt dottrel, from dote.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dotterel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dotterel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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