ancient murrelet

noun

Definition of ancient murrelet

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

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First Known Use of ancient murrelet

circa 1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ancient murrelet

so called from its having a form known from the Pleistocene

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The first known use of ancient murrelet was circa 1910

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“Ancient murrelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ancient%20murrelet. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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