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Meaning of dotterel

dot•ter•el

Pronunciation: (dot'ur-ul), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plovers usually inhabiting upland areas, esp. Eudromias morinellus, of Europe and Asia.
  2. a silly, stupid person, esp. one who is easily duped.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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