double-crested cormorant

noun
dou·​ble-crest·​ed cormorant | \-ˈkres-təd- \

Definition of double-crested cormorant 

: a North American cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) of which the breeding adults have a tuft of feathers on each side of the head

First Known Use of double-crested cormorant

1835, in the meaning defined above

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