ancient murrelet


: a murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquum) of the North Pacific that is chiefly dark slate above and white below

Word History


so called from its having a form known from the Pleistocene

First Known Use

circa 1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ancient murrelet was circa 1910

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“Ancient murrelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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