Xantus's murrelet

Xan·​tus's murrelet | \ ˈ(k)s|änˌtüshə̇z-, ˈsh|\

Definition of Xantus's murrelet

: a murrelet (Endomychura hypoleucus) of the California and Mexican coast that is slaty gray above and has white underparts and wing lining

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Xantus's murrelet

after János Xántus †1894

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on Xantus's murrelet

What made you want to look up Xantus's murrelet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


using a distributed computer network

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!