Atlantic puffin


: a small black-and-white puffin (Fratercula arctica) of the northern coastal parts of the North Atlantic Ocean that has a triangular bill with a broad red or yellow tip

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Atlantic puffin was in 1903

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“Atlantic puffin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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