guillemot definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a number of auks associated with genus Cepphus, having black colored plumage with white markings.
    • Any seabird from the genera Uria and Cepphus associated with the auk household Alcidae. They will have black-and-white bodies and so are good at swimming and scuba diving.
    • one of the north sea birds, allied towards the auks. They have brief feet, put far-back, and therefore are expert scuba divers and swimmers.
    • A bird of this genus Uria of Brisson, or of either of the genera Uria and Lomvia of late authors; a murre.
    • tiny black or brown speckled auks of north seas

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