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.
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- 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
Suddenly, one of the glaucous gulls — a huge white-and-gray predatory bird — snatched a young murre from a ledge, swallowing it whole.
For instance, "murre" (in standard Spanish, "muy"): "Esta muchita es murre gente" ( 'This child is very friendly').
In the commotion, the egg of another murre fell and smashed on the rocks below.
Birds such as the common murre and pigeon guillemot recovered slightly shortly after the Exxon Valdez spill, then saw their numbers plummet the next decade, she says.
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He has additionally been working on different aspects of the behavior of seabirds, especially the common murre (Uria aalge), and is knowledgeable about biological philosophy as well as biology education.
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The two most harvested species are crested auklet (Aethia cristatella) (about 12,000) and common murre (about 10,000) .
In the small settlements of Avanersuaq and Ittoqqortoormiit, murre shooting is permitted throughout the year.
Common eiders, thick-billed murre, and black guillemot (Cepphus grylle) are the most commonly harvested seabird species in arctic Canada, and are utilized by indigenous people wherever they are available .