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  • n. A generic bird that is shown on the corporate seal of Liverpool, and symbolizes that city.


Derived from leaver, of unknown meaning. Possibly related to laver, referring to the sprig of seaweed carried by the bird, or to old Low Dutch leflerĀ ("spoonbill"). Current spelling influenced by Liverpool. (Wiktionary)


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