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puffin

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noun puf·fin \ˈpə-fən\

Simple Definition of puffin

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of puffin

  1. :  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 and Etymology of puffin

Middle English pophyn


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with puffin


PUFFIN Defined for Kids

puffin

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noun puf·fin \ˈpə-fən\

Definition of puffin for Students

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





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