Definition of Cormorant

1. Noun. Large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish.

Exact synonyms: Phalacrocorax Carbo
Generic synonyms: Pelecaniform Seabird
Group relationships: Genus Phalacrocorax, Phalacrocorax



Definition of Cormorant

1. n. Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese.

Definition of Cormorant

1. Noun. Any of various medium-large black seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, especially the great cormorant, ''Phalacrocorax carbo''. ¹

2. Noun. A voracious eater; a glutton. ¹

3. Adjective. Ravenous, greedy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cormorant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cormorant

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cormorant (current term)
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Literary usage of Cormorant

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"Subsequently, Cope described this extinct cormorant and named it Graculus ... Thus our knowledge of this cormorant stood up to the ninth of July, 1913, ..."

2. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"... lot To the low islands above alluded to, the beautiful cormorant represented in the plate before you, resorts each spring, for the purpose of breeding. ..."

3. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1857)
"THE cormorant is a bird of almost universal distribution, and belongs to each of ... The cormorant used formerly to breed near the lighthouse at Flamborough ..."

4. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"[On the Form of cormorant inhabiting the ... It is here pointed out that a specimen of a cormorant from the ..."

5. The Coues Check List of North American Birds by Elliott Coues (1882)
"Tufted cormorant. 756. Phalacrocorax perspicillatus Pall, в 621. с 533. ... The cormorant was often called " sea-crow," and " cormorant " is nothing but ..."

6. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"Nest and Eggs: Identical in appearance with those of Farallone cormorant. Size 2.40 X 1.50. THIS is the most common cormorant of the California coast, ..."

7. China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. by Henri-LĂ©onard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin (1813)
"THE FISHING cormorant OTHER KINDS' OF FISHING. , THE cormorant of China is, according to ... It differs materially from another cormorant, Pelecanus Carbo, ..."

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