eligny
Guillemot Guil"le*mot`, n. [F.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and swimmers. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common guillemots, or murres, belong to the genus {Uria} (as {U. troile}); the black or foolish guillemot ({Cepphus grylle}, formerly {Uria grylle}), is called also {sea pigeon} and {eligny}. See {Murre}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cepphus grylle — Guillemot Guil le*mot , n. [F.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and swimmers. [1913 Webster] Note: The common guillemots, or murres, belong to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sea pigeon — Guillemot Guil le*mot , n. [F.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and swimmers. [1913 Webster] Note: The common guillemots, or murres, belong to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • U troile — Guillemot Guil le*mot , n. [F.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several northern sea birds, allied to the auks. They have short legs, placed far back, and are expert divers and swimmers. [1913 Webster] Note: The common guillemots, or murres, belong to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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