Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DYKER, n. The wheatear, Œnanthe œnanthe (Kcb. 1896 J. H. Maxwell Guide to the Stewartry (1902) 203; Dmf. 1910 Gladstone Birds of Bwksh. 9). Cf. dyke hopper, id., s.v. Dyke.

[From Dyke, from its often being found on walls.]

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