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.
Recent Examples of cormorant from the Web
The eagles eat the cormorants who also nest on the island, and have never bothered the goats.
Gary Vonderohe, a fish biologist in the department's Charleston office, said the man found them in his yard - beneath a tree used as a roost by cormorants.
On a trip to the Galápagos, Dr. Kruglyak viewed cormorants as an ideal subject, partly because of their relatively recent evolution as a species and their obvious difference from all their kin.
All but ____________ of the 40 or so species of cormorants in the world are able to fly.
San Francisco Whale Tours posted on Facebook more photos after boats followed three or four humpback whales and calves, harbor seals and and birds, such as common murres and Brandt's cormorants.
Cormorants have nested in City Park for 80 or 90 years, said DFO member Pat O’Driscoll in an email.
Within earshot of the rumbling traffic of the Key Bridge, cormorants, egrets, herons and gulls have taken over Fort Carroll, abandoned since the 1920s.
Some sea birds, including pelicans, loons and cormorants also sick from the toxin, are also being cared for at the park.
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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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