from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several large, widely distributed marine diving birds of the genus Phalacrocorax, having dark plumage, webbed feet, a slender hooked bill, and a distensible pouch.
- n. A greedy, rapacious person.
- adj. Greedy; rapacious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various medium-large black seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, especially the great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo.
- n. A voracious eater; a glutton.
- adj. Ravenous, greedy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese.
- n. A voracious eater; a glutton, or gluttonous servant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large totipalmate swimming and diving bird of the family Phalacrocoracidæ (which see for technical characters).
- n. A greedy fellow; a glutton.
- n. A very avaricious person; a miser; a curmudgeon.
- Having the qualities of a cormorant; greedy; rapacious; insatiable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish
When we finally struck the long-sought for pools there were no duck, leastwise, but two, and some snake-birds, as they call a cormorant here that has a neck like an
The cormorant is a common visitor to our beach staging area.
The cormorant is a species of pelican, of a dusky color: it is sometimes called the sea crow.
The cormorant is a large black duck which feeds on fish; I perceive no difference between it
The cormorant is a shore bird often effected by oil spills.
Apparently they are wide ranging, and the double-crested cormorant, which is probably what these were, has one of the widest range and greatest adaptability of any North American cormorant.
I was able to recognize "cormorant" due to the unique shape of their beaks and moderate size big to anybody who just sees pigeons,crows and fincheson a daily basis.
So, I am occasionally tempted to check eBay to see what kind of cormorant item are being offerred for sale.
But there are some faults that permeate and soak through a man's whole character, as in the Cornish _squab pie_, where an excellent pasty of bacon, potatoes, and other agreeable commodities is penetrated throughout with the oily flavour of a young cormorant which is popped in at the top just before the pie is baked.
"cormorant" in the Authorized Version of Isa. 34: 11 and Zeph.