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

  • n. Any of several large auks of the genus Uria, having black plumage and white markings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of the seabirds of the genus Uria in the auk family

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of sea birds of the genus Uria, or Catarractes; a guillemot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See mur.
  • n. The common guillemot, Uria or Lomvia troile, and other species of the genus, as U. or L. brünnichi, the thick-billed murre or guillemot.
  • n. The similar but quite distinct razor-billed auk, Alca or Utamania torda. See cut under razor-bill.

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

  • n. black-and-white diving bird of northern seas


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown origin (Wiktionary)



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