Ross's gull


Definition of 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

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First Known Use of Ross's gull

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ross's gull

after Sir James Clark Ross †1862 Scottish polar explorer

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“Ross's gull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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