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1. A seabird.
2. Seabirds considered as a group.
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(Animals) a seabird
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or sea′ bird`,

a bird frequenting the sea or coast. Also called seafowl.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seafowl - a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gullsseafowl - a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
aquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
coastal diving bird - gull family; skimmer family; jaeger family; auk family
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
puffin - any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills
gaviiform seabird - seabirds of the order Gaviiformes
podicipitiform seabird - aquatic birds related to the loons
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
sphenisciform seabird - flightless cold-water seabirds: penguins
oceanic bird, pelagic bird - bird of the open seas
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References in classic literature ?
This is partly owing to the dung of a vast multitude of seafowl, and partly to a coating of a hard glossy substance with a pearly lustre, which is intimately united to the surface of the rocks.
MAYBE NAMING A LAND MASS after an English fish market, as 17th-century English settlers did when they christened Billingsgate Island in Cape Cod, was bad luck; after centuries of erosion, it is now merely Billingsgate Shoal, a popular spot for seafowl and the occasional angler.
Hunting seafowl, repeatedly slinging stones, but fallen birds did not appear.