Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See hammerhead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bird, the hammerkop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See umber, 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The umber or umber-bird. See cut under Scopus.

Etymologies

New Latin umbretta, species name, from French ombrette, shadow, diminutive of ombre, shade, from Old French, from Latin umbra.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French ombrette. (Wiktionary)

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  • Either a shark or a bird, you pick.

    April 14, 2011