cormorant definition

  • noun:
    • Any of several large, widely distributed marine scuba diving wild birds regarding the genus Phalacrocorax, having dark plumage, webbed legs, a slender hooked costs, and a distensible pouch.
    • A greedy, rapacious individual.
    • any one of numerous medium-large black seabirds associated with the household Phalacrocoracidae, especially the great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo.
    • A voracious eater; a glutton.
    • Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of ocean birds having a sac in beak; the shag. Cormorants devour seafood voraciously, and have now become the emblem of gluttony. They are typically black, thus are known as ocean ravens, and coalgeese.
    • A voracious eater; a glutton, or gluttonous servant.
    • a big totipalmate swimming and diving bird associated with the household Phalacrocoracidæ (which see for technical figures).
    • A greedy fellow; a glutton.
    • an extremely avaricious individual; a miser; a curmudgeon.
    • big voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding seafood; found in Asia to get fish
    • some of a few large, commonly distributed marine scuba diving wild birds of this genus Phalacrocorax, having dark plumage, webbed legs, a slender hooked bill, and a distensible pouch.
    • A greedy, rapacious individual.
    • Any of various medium-large black seabirds associated with family members Phalacrocoracidae, especially the great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo.
    • A voracious eater; a glutton.
    • Any types of Phalacrocorax, a genus of water birds having a sac beneath the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and possess become the emblem of gluttony. They have been typically black, and therefore are called water ravens, and coalgeese.
    • A voracious eater; a glutton, or gluttonous servant.
    • a sizable totipalmate swimming and diving bird of the family members Phalacrocoracidæ (which see for technical figures).
    • A greedy other; a glutton.
    • A very avaricious individual; a miser; a curmudgeon.
    • large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding seafood; utilized in Asia to capture fish
  • adjective:
    • Greedy; rapacious.
    • Ravenous, money grubbing.
    • Greedy; rapacious.
    • Ravenous, greedy.
  • others:
    • Having the characteristics of a cormorant; greedy; rapacious; insatiable.
    • obtaining the qualities of a cormorant; money grubbing; rapacious; insatiable.

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