: a large cosmopolitan genus of gulls comprising many of the better-known gulls and being the type of the family Laridae see bonaparte's gull , glaucous gull, herring gull

Word History


New Latin, from Late Latin, gull, from Greek laros; perhaps akin to Latin lamentum lament

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“Larus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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