Laughing gull
Laughing Laugh"ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster]

{Laughing falcon} (Zo["o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); -- so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh.

{Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or protoxide of nitrogen

{Laughing goose} (Zo["o]l.), the European white-fronted goose.

{Laughing gull}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European gull ({Xema ridibundus}); -- called also {pewit}, {black cap}, {red-legged gull}, and {sea crow}. (b) An American gull ({Larus atricilla}). In summer the head is nearly black, the back slate color, and the five outer primaries black.

{Laughing hyena} (Zo["o]l.), the spotted hyena. See {Hyena}.

{Laughing jackass} (Zo["o]l.), the great brown kingfisher ({Dacelo gigas}), of Australia; -- called also {giant kingfisher}, and {gogobera}.

{Laughing owl} (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar owl ({Sceloglaux albifacies}) of New Zealand, said to be on the verge of extinction. The name alludes to its notes. [1913 Webster]


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  • Laughing Gull — Taxobox name = Laughing Gull status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px image caption = Laughing Gull midflight regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Laridae genus = Leucophaeus species …   Wikipedia

  • laughing gull — noun small black headed European gull • Syn: ↑blackcap, ↑pewit, ↑pewit gull, ↑Larus ridibundus • Hypernyms: ↑gull, ↑seagull, ↑sea gull • …   Useful english dictionary

  • laughing gull — karibinis kiras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Atricilla atricilla; Larus atricilla angl. laughing gull vok. Aztekenmöwe, f rus. атлантический хохотун, m; ацтекская чайка, f; смеющаяся чайка, f pranc. mouette atricille,… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • laughing gull — noun a) A common European gull (Xema ridibundus). b) An American gull (Larus atricilla); in summer the head is nearly black, the back slate color, and the five outer primaries black. Syn: black cap, pewit, red legged gull, sea crow …   Wiktionary

  • laughing gull — a North American gull, Larus atricilla, having a high, laughlike call. [1780 90, Amer.] * * *       common name for the bird species Larus atricilla. See gull. * * * …   Universalium

  • laughing gull — laugh′ing gull′ n. orn a small, black headed gull of New World coastlines, Larus atricilla, having a laughlike cry • Etymology: 1780–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • laughing gull — noun Date: 1789 an American gull (Larus atricilla) having a black head in breeding plumage and black wing tips blending into the gray upper side of the wings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Laughing — Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing falcon — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laughing gas — Laughing Laugh ing, a. & n. from {Laugh}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Laughing falcon} (Zo[ o]l.), a South American hawk ({Herpetotheres cachinnans}); so called from its notes, which resemble a shrill laugh. {Laughing gas} (Chem.), hyponitrous oxide,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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