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ˈdʌn lɪndun·lin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. red-backed sandpiper, dunlin, Erolia alpinanoun

    small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions

Wiktionary

  1. dunlinnoun

    A small wading bird, Calidris alpina, found along the coast and with a distinctive black belly patch in its breeding plumage. A type of stint.

Wikipedia

  1. Dunlin

    The dunlin (Calidris alpina) is a small wader, formerly sometimes separated with the other "stints" in the genus Erolia. The English name is a dialect form of "dunling", first recorded in 1531–1532. It derives from dun, "dull brown", with the suffix -ling, meaning a person or thing with the given quality.It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa, southeast Asia and the Middle East. Birds that breed in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic migrate short distances to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, although those nesting in northern Alaska overwinter in Asia. Many dunlins winter along the Iberian south coast.

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  1. dunlin

    A dunlin is a small species of shorebird found in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. They are known for their reddish-brown back and black belly patches during the breeding season and migrate south in the winter months. The scientific name for the dunlin is Calidris alpina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dunlinnoun

    a species of sandpiper (Tringa alpina); -- called also churr, dorbie, grass bird, and red-backed sandpiper. It is found both in Europe and America

  2. Etymology: [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. dun hill (E. dune), and linne pool, pond, lake, E. lin.]

Wikidata

  1. Dunlin

    The Dunlin is a small wader, sometimes separated with the other "stints" in Erolia. It is a circumpolar breeder in Arctic or subarctic regions. Birds that breed in northern Europe and Asia are long-distance migrants, wintering south to Africa, southeast Asia and the Middle East. Birds that breed in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic migrate short distances to the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, although those nesting in Northern Alaska overwinter in Asia. Many Dunlins winter along the Iberian south coast.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dunlin

    dun′lin, n. the red-backed sandpiper. [A dim. of dun.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dunlin

    The name of a species of sand-piper (Tringa cinclus).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunlin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunlin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Gunnar Olsen:

    Dunlin will shut five years before plan, which will mean all the other fields going into Sullom Voe (oil terminal) will have increased operating costs, the domino effect is now a significant challenge. If some of these fields are shut in, it will affect the whole basin.

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