from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus comprising the gillemots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornith.: A genus of diving birds, the loons: synonymous with Colymbus or Urinator. Moehring, 1752. A genus of Alcidæ founded by P. S. Pallas in 1769, now commonly called Uria; the black guillemots.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genus of birds including: guillemots


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There are also the white gull, the cepphus, the aethyia, and the charadrius.

    The History of Animals

  • The cepphus is caught by means of sea-foam; the bird snaps at the foam, and consequently fishermen catch it by sluicing with showers of sea-water.

    The History of Animals


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