Fratercula arctica
Puffin Puf"fin (p[u^]f"f[i^]n), n. [Akin to puff.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) An arctic sea bird {Fratercula arctica}) allied to the auks, and having a short, thick, swollen beak, whence the name; -- called also {bottle nose}, {cockandy}, {coulterneb}, {marrot}, {mormon}, {pope}, and {sea parrot}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to other related species, as the horned puffin ({Fratercula corniculata}), the tufted puffin ({Lunda cirrhata}), and the razorbill. [1913 Webster]

{Manx puffin}, the Manx shearwater. See under {Manx}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The puffball. [1913 Webster]

3. A sort of apple. [Obs.] --Rider's Dict. (1640). [1913 Webster]


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