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Pluvar, -er, Plovar, n. Also pluw-, pluff-; plowand -or. [ME. and e.m.E. pluuer (north., 1312–13), plover (14th c.), plovere (Prompt. Parv.), AF. plover, OF. plovier (a 1200 in Hatz.-Darm.), later plouvier, pleuvier, pluvier, late L. *pluvārius belonging to rain, f. L. pluvia rain. Cf. Plever n.] A plover. In quot. 1555, pl. without infl. (a) Anent pertrikis pluvaris blak cokis [etc.]; 1427 Acts II. 16/2.
Pluwaris; Howlat 176 (A).
At thai sell … the cuppill pluvoris for vj d.; 1494 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 67.
To ane man … brocht wild geys and pluvaris to the King; 1503 Treas. Acc. II. 397.
iii pluuaris pryce xii d.; 1512 Household Bk. Jas. IV 1 a.
William Cawder … coft certane pluveris and vther wild meit incontrare the said statutis; 1529 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 9.
Boece iii. xii. 109 b.
Pluffar; 1541 Reg. Cupar A. II. 13.
That na poutis pertrik pluwer [etc.] … be slane vnto the feist of Michaelmes; 1555 Acts II. 498/2.
The pair of pluwaris xviij d.; 1560 Edinb. B. Rec. III. 84.
Pluvers; 1677 Thanes of Cawdor 336.
(b) Plovaris; Freiris Berw. 382 (M).
Plovares; 1457 Acts (1597) i. 44 b.
Plower; 1597 Stirling Palace Larder Bk. MS.

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