herring gull
noun Date: 1857 a common large gull (Larus argentatus) of the northern hemisphere that as an adult is largely white with a gray mantle, dark wing tips, pink feet, and yellow bill

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  • Herring gull — Herring Her ring (h[e^]r r[i^]ng), n. [OE. hering, AS. h[ae]ring; akin to D. haring, G. h[ a]ring, hering, OHG. haring, hering, and prob. to AS. here army, and so called because they commonly move in large numbers. Cf. {Harry}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • herring gull — n. the common sea gull (Larus argentatus) of the Northern Hemisphere, having gray and white plumage and black tipped wings …   English World dictionary

  • Herring Gull — Taxobox name = Herring Gull status = LC status system = iucn3.1 image width = 250px image caption = Breeding plumaged adult of the subspecies L. a. argenteus on Heligoland regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes… …   Wikipedia

  • herring gull — noun large gull of the northern hemisphere • Syn: ↑Larus argentatus • Hypernyms: ↑gull, ↑seagull, ↑sea gull • Member Holonyms: ↑Larus, ↑genus Larus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • herring gull — a common, large gull, Larus argentatus, of the Northern Hemisphere. See illus. under gull. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * Most common of the Atlantic gulls in the Northern Hemisphere. The herring gull (Larus argentatus) has a gray mantle, flesh coloured… …   Universalium

  • Herring Gull — sidabrinis kiras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Larus argentatus angl. Herring Gull vok. Silbermöwe …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • herring gull — sidabrinis kiras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Larus argentatus angl. herring gull vok. Silbermöwe, f rus. серебристая чайка, f pranc. goéland argenté, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji kirai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • herring gull — her′ring gull n. orn a common large gull, Larus argentatus, of the Northern Hemisphere • Etymology: 1820–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • herring gull — n. large gull of North America Europe and Asia …   English contemporary dictionary

  • herring gull — noun a common northern gull with grey black tipped wings. [Larus argentatus.] …   English new terms dictionary

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