Definition of cormorant
1 : any of various dark-colored web-footed waterbirds (family Phalacrocoracidae, especially genus Phalacrocorax) that have a long neck, hooked bill, and distensible throat pouch
2 : a gluttonous, greedy, or rapacious person
Examples of cormorant in a sentence
Diamond Jim Brady was perhaps the most celebrated cormorant of the Gilded Age.
CORMORANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cormorant for English Language Learners
: a type of dark-colored bird that has a long neck and that eats fish that it catches in the ocean
CORMORANT Defined for Kids
Definition of cormorant for Students
: a black seabird with webbed feet, a long neck, and a slender hooked beak
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