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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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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