murre definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few huge auks of the genus Uria, having black plumage and white markings.
    • the seabirds regarding the genus Uria inside auk family members
    • anybody of a few types of sea wild birds regarding the genus Uria, or Catarractes; a guillemot.
    • See mur.
    • the typical guillemot, Uria or Lomvia troile, also types of the genus, as U. or L. brĂ¼nnichi, the thick-billed murre or guillemot.
    • The similar but rather distinct razor-billed auk, Alca or Utamania torda. See cut-under razor-bill.
    • black-and-white diving bird of north seas

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