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Meaning of GUILLEMOT

Pronunciation:  'gilu`mât

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  small black or brown speckled auks of northern seas
 

GUILLEMOT is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: auk, black guillemot, Cepphus, Cepphus columba, Cepphus grylle, genus Cepphus, murre, pigeon guillemot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Guil"le*mot`\, n. [F.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They
have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and
swimmers.

Note: The common guillemots, or murres, belong to the genus
      {Uria} (as {U. troile}); the black or foolish guillemot
      ({Cepphus grylle}, formerly {Uria grylle}), is called
      also {sea pigeon} and {eligny}. See {Murre}.

 

 

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