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cor·mo·rant

 (kôr′mər-ənt, -mə-rănt′)
n.
1. Any of several large, widely distributed marine diving birds of the genus Phalacrocorax, having dark plumage, webbed feet, and a slender hooked bill.
2. A greedy, rapacious person.
adj.
Greedy; rapacious.

[Middle English cormoraunt, from Old French cormorant : probably corp, raven; see corbel + *marenc, of the sea (later attested in dialectal French (Sark) pie marange, oystercatcher, literally magpie of the sea, and ultimately from Latin mare, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots), perhaps influenced by Breton mor, sea (as in morvran, cormorant, literally raven of the sea).]

cormorant

(ˈkɔːmərənt)
n
(Animals) any aquatic bird of the family Phalacrocoracidae, of coastal and inland waters, having a dark plumage, a long neck and body, and a slender hooked beak: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, etc)
[C13: from Old French cormareng, from corp raven, from Latin corvus + -mareng of the sea, from Latin mare sea]

cor•mo•rant

(ˈkɔr mər ənt)

n.
1. any of various typically dark-plumaged diving seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, of worldwide distribution, having a long neck and a throat pouch for holding fish.
2. a greedy person.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French; Old French cormareng < Late Latin corvusmarīnus sea raven. See corvine, marine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cormorant - large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fishcormorant - large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
genus Phalacrocorax, Phalacrocorax - type genus: coextensive with the family Phalacrocoracidae
Translations
kormorán
merimetso
kormorán
storskarv
kormoran

cormorant

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cormorant

[ˈkɔːmrnt] ncormorano
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