Definition of Rissa

1. Noun. A genus of Laridae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Rissa
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Laridae, Laridae
Member holonyms: Kittiwake



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rissa

Riot Act
Rip1 peroxidase
Rip van Winkle
Riparia
Riparia riparia
Ripault's sign
Ripperologist
Ripperologists
Ripperology
Ripuarian
Ripuarians
Rising Sun
Risley's rotary prism
Risorgimento
Riss glaciation
Rissa
Rita
Ritalin
Ritch
Ritchie
Ritesh
Ritgen's manoeuvre
Ritson
Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse-Manogian procedure
Ritter's law
Ritter's opening tetanus
Ritter-Rollet phenomenon
Ritual Decalogue
Ritz

Literary usage of Rissa

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1. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1919)
"Rosso-Asiat., ii, 1826, 329 (Baltic and White Seas). rissa ... Ro3«>-Asiat., ii, 1826, 321 (Kamchatka). [rissa} rissa SHARPE, Hand-list, i, 1899, 143, part. ..."

2. A history of British birds, indigenous and migratory by William Macgillivray (1852)
"rissa TRIDACTYLA. THE BLACK-FOOTED KITTIWAKE. KITTIWAKE. ANNET. ... rissa tridactyla. Bonap. Comp. List, 62. Bill shortish, rather stout. about an inch and ..."

3. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"rissa TRIDACTYLA. Larus tridactylus, Linn. Syst. Nat. ip 224(1766); Seebohm, Hist. Brit. B. iii. p. 340 (1885). ..."

4. History of the Life, Writings, & Doctrines of Luther by M. Audin, Jean Marie Vincent Audin (1854)
"His reply.—His theory on the right of resistance.—His letters to the abbess of rissa.—The Anabaptists rebel, and have recourse to arms. ..."

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