Definition of purre in English:

purre

noun

English Regional
  • The dunlin (Calidris alpina) in its winter plumage, formerly thought to be a separate species.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. Imitative of the dunlin's trilling call.

Pronunciation

purre

/pəː/