Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.