kittiwake


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kit·ti·wake

 (kĭt′ē-wāk′)
n.
Either of two gray gulls, Rissa tridactyla or R. brevirostris of northern oceans, that nest in colonies on sea cliffs.

[Perhaps imitative of its cry.]

kittiwake

(ˈkɪtɪˌweɪk)
n
(Animals) either of two oceanic gulls of the genus Rissa, esp R. tridactyla, having a white plumage with pale grey black-tipped wings and a square-cut tail. Also called: hacklet
[C17: of imitative origin]

kit•ti•wake

(ˈkɪt iˌweɪk)

n.
either of two small cliff-nesting gulls of the genus Rissa, of northern seas.
[1655–65; imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kittiwake - small pearl-grey gull of northern regionskittiwake - small pearl-grey gull of northern regions; nests on cliffs and has a rudimentary hind toe
sea gull, seagull, gull - mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
genus Rissa, Rissa - a genus of Laridae
Translations
Dreizehenmöwe

kittiwake

[ˈkɪtɪweɪk] Ngaviota f tridáctila, gavina f

kittiwake

nDreizehenmöwe f

kittiwake

[ˈkɪtɪˌweɪk] ngabbiano tridattilo
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