murrelet definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of species of little seabirds, in genera Brachyramphus and Synthliboramphus regarding the auk household, found in the North Pacific.
    • one of many types of water birds associated with the genera Synthliboramphus and Brachyramphus, inhabiting the North Pacific. They have been closely about the murres.
    • A small bird of the auk family, Alcidæ, related to the murres.

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