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n. pl. murre or murres
Either of two large auks, Uria aalge or U. lomvia, having a black back and head and white underparts.
[Earlier, any of various species of guillemots and other auks, probably ultimately imitative of the call of certain guillemots; akin to Scots marrot, murre, razorbill.]
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(Animals) US and Canadian any guillemot of the genus Uria
[C17: origin unknown]
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either of two black and white diving birds of the genus Uria, of the auk family, nesting along rocky coasts of northern seas.
[1595–1605; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||murre - black-and-white diving bird of northern seas|
guillemot - small black or brown speckled auks of northern seas
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