Murre Murre, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of sea birds of the genus {Uria}, or {Catarractes}; a guillemot. [1913 Webster]

Note: The murres are allied to the auks, and are abundant on the northern coasts of Europe and America. They often breed in large communities on the projecting ledges of precipituous cliffs, laying one or two large eggs on the bare rocks. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • murre — murre; murre·let; …   English syllables

  • murre — [mʉr] n. pl. murres or murre [< ?] any of a genus (Uria) of swimming and diving alcidine shorebirds …   English World dictionary

  • murre — /merr/, n. 1. either of two black and white diving birds of the genus Uria, of northern seas, U. aalge (common murre) or U. lomvia (thick billed murre). 2. See razor billed auk. [1595 1605; orig. uncert.] * * * Any of certain black and white… …   Universalium

  • murre — noun black and white diving bird of northern seas • Hypernyms: ↑guillemot • Hyponyms: ↑common murre, ↑Uria aalge, ↑thick billed murre, ↑Uria lomvia • Member Holonyms: ↑Uria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • murre — narūnėliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Uria angl. murre vok. Lumme, f rus. кайра, f pranc. marmette, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – alkiniai siauresnis terminas – laibasnapis narūnėlis siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • murre — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1602 any of a genus (Uria) of black and white alcids; especially a common seabird (U. aalge) of northern seas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • murre — noun any of the seabirds of the genus Uria in the auk family Syn: guillemot, razorbill …   Wiktionary

  • murre — see myrre …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • murre — white breasted North Atlantic seabird Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • murre — n. type of diving bird native of northern seas …   English contemporary dictionary

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