kittiwake

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kit·ti·wake

noun \ˈki-tē-ˌwāk\

Definition of KITTIWAKE

:  either of two cliff-nesting gulls (Rissa tridactyla and R. brevirostris) that winter on the open ocean

Origin of KITTIWAKE

imitative
First Known Use: 1661

kittiwake

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

White oceanic gull (Rissa tridactyla) with pearl-gray mantle, black-tipped wings, black feet, and yellow bill. Kittiwakes nest on narrow cliff ledges along the North and South Atlantic coasts. The red-legged kittiwake (R. brevirostris) is found in the Bering Sea region.

Variants of KITTIWAKE

kittiwake or black-legged kittiwake

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