Definition of Black guillemot

1. Noun. Northern Atlantic guillemot.

Exact synonyms: Cepphus Grylle
Generic synonyms: Guillemot

Definition of Black guillemot

1. Noun. A seabird, ''Cepphus grylle'', of the auk family (''Alcidae'') ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Guillemot

black fever
black flag
black flags
black fly
black fox
black friar
black friars
black fritillary
black game
black garden ant
black gold
black grama
black greasewood
black grouse
black grouses
black guillemot (current term)
black guillemots
black gum
black gums
black hairstreak
black hairstreaks
black hat
black hats
black haw
black heel
black hellebore
black hellebores
black hemlock
black henbane
black hickory

Literary usage of Black guillemot

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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1844)
"Weight 2 Ibs. Adult Female. The female is similar to the male, and, when mature, has the white line around and behind the eye. THE black guillemot. ..."

2. 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; ..."

3. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"... of the summer and winter plumages, and in the significant fact that it lays a couple of eggs instead of one. I. THE black guillemot. CEPPHUS GRYLLE. ..."

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