Definition of Guillemot

1. Noun. Small black or brown speckled auks of northern seas.

Generic synonyms: Auk
Group relationships: Cepphus, Genus Cepphus
Specialized synonyms: Black Guillemot, Cepphus Grylle, Cepphus Columba, Pigeon Guillemot, Murre



Definition of Guillemot

1. n. One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and swimmers.

Definition of Guillemot

1. Noun. Any seabird belonging to the genera ''Uria'' and ''Cepphus'' of the auk family Alcidae. They have black and white bodies and are good at swimming and diving. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Guillemot

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Medical Definition of Guillemot

1. One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and swimmers. The common guillemots, or murres, belong to the genus Uria (as U. Troile); the black or foolish guillemot (Cepphus grylle, formerly Uria grylle), is Synonym: sea pigeon and eligny. See Murre. Origin: F. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guillemot

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guillemot (current term)
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guilors
guilt
guilt-ridden
guilt-sick

Literary usage of Guillemot

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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1844)
"I have received not less than four specimens of this small guillemot from Mr. ... SLENDER-BILLED guillemot, Uria Townsendi, Aud. Orn. Biog., vol. vp 251. ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"guillemot, an arctic web-footed bird, of the family akida, and sub-family ... The last, to which the little guillemot belongs, has been described under AUK. ..."

3. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"Many ornithologists consider the Ringed guillemot to be a mere variety of the common ... If the Ringed guillemot inhabited a perfectly distinct area, ..."

4. A history of British birds, indigenous and migratory by William Macgillivray (1852)
"guillemot a miroir blanc. Uria Grj'lle. Tcmm. Man. d'Ornith. II. 925. ... THE Black guillemot, which is much inferior in size to cither of the two species ..."

5. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1857)
"THIS guillemot derives its name, or, to speak more accurately, its names, English and Latin, from the narrow- white streak drawn backwards and downwards ..."

6. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THE BLACK guillemot, a well-known species, is smaller in size than the Common guillemot, and more confined to the northern parts of the British Islands; ..."

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