Kittlitz's murrelet

noun

Kitt·​litz's murrelet
ˈkitlə̇ts(ə̇z)-
: a murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostre) having buff spots and ranging from Japan and Kamchatka to Alaska

Word History

Etymology

after Baron Friedrich von Kittlitz †1874 German officer, ornithologist, and traveler

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“Kittlitz's murrelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kittlitz%27s%20murrelet. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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