noun puf·fin \ˈpə-fən\

: a black-and-white seabird that lives in the north Atlantic and has a large, colorful bill

Full Definition of PUFFIN

:  any of several seabirds (genera Fratercula and Lunda) of the northern hemisphere having a short neck and a deep grooved parti-colored laterally compressed bill

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Origin of PUFFIN

Middle English pophyn
First Known Use: 14th century

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PUFFIN Defined for Kids


noun puf·fin \ˈpə-fən\

Definition of PUFFIN for Kids

:  a black-and-white seabird that has a short thick neck and a large bill marked with several colors


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