Ross's gull


: a small rare gull (Rhodosthethia rosea) of the far north having the rail wedge-shaped and the lower parts rosy when in full plumage

Word History


after Sir James Clark Ross †1862 Scottish polar explorer

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ross's gull was in 1828

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“Ross's gull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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