Definition of Kittiwake

1. Noun. Small pearl-grey gull of northern regions; nests on cliffs and has a rudimentary hind toe.

Generic synonyms: Gull, Sea Gull, Seagull
Group relationships: Genus Rissa, Rissa



Definition of Kittiwake

1. n. A northern gull (Rissa tridactyla), inhabiting the coasts of Europe and America. It is white, with black tips to the wings, and has but three toes.

Definition of Kittiwake

1. Noun. Either of two small gulls in the genus ''Rissa'' of the family Laridae that nest in colonies on sea cliffs and spend the winter on the open ocean. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kittiwake

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Medical Definition of Kittiwake

1. A northern gull (Rissa tridactyla), inhabiting the coasts of Europe and America. It is white, with black tips to the wings, and has but three toes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Kittiwake

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"The kittiwake and Purple Sandpiper again in Maine in Summer. ... 337) the capture of a kittiwake in 1903 on the coast of Maine in summer was recorded. ..."

2. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"THE kittiwake measures from fourteen to seventeen inches in length, ... Some specimens of the kittiwake are described as having the auriculars tipped with ..."

3. A history of British birds, indigenous and migratory by William Macgillivray (1852)
"kittiwake. Jenyns, Brit. Vert. Anim. Rissa tridactyla. Bonap. Comp. List, 62. Bill shortish, rather stout. about an inch and a half in length,five-twelfths ..."

4. Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship by Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Neumann Sverdrup (1898)
"At other times Jackson and Blom- kittiwake ON HER NEST qvist would go up and gather eggs. They dragged a ladder up with them, and by its aid Jackson ..."

5. The Voyage of the Vega Round Asia and Europe: With a Historical Review of by Adolf Erik Nordenskiƶld (1885)
"... a water-bird at all, for it is seldom seen swimming on the surface, and it caji dive as little as its relatives, the glaucous gull and the kittiwake. ..."

6. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1871)
"Lizzie and kittiwake held a south-easterly course for the North Bur- ford Buoy, while Shadow, for some reason unexplained, went away to eastward. ..."

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