double-crested cormorant

noun

dou·​ble-crest·​ed cormorant ˌdə-bəl-ˈkre-stəd- How to pronounce double-crested cormorant (audio)
: a North American cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) of which the breeding adults have a tuft of feathers on each side of the head

Examples of double-crested cormorant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joanna Lentini took home this year’s Grand Prize for her snapshot of a double-crested cormorant diving headlong into blue waters and a cloud of sardines. Nora McGreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 July 2020 That statistic includes common loons, northern gannets, double-crested cormorants, royal terns, Wilson’s plovers, black skimmers, and seaside sparrows, to name a few. National Geographic, 17 Apr. 2020 On one side is a pond with lotus and water lilies; in the center, a floating bridge where double-crested cormorants and egrets gather as fat koi swim below. Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2019 The Big Lake Wildlife Management Area is a nesting area for dozens of species of ducks, Canada geese, double-crested cormorants, shorebirds, gulls, pelicans and other waterfowl, according to the state's FWP. David Williams, CNN, 23 Aug. 2019 Big Lake Wildlife Management Area's lake and surrounding wetlands serve as the nesting areas for dozens of species of ducks, Canada geese, double-crested cormorants, shorebirds, gulls, pelicans and other waterfowl, the agency said. Fox News, 20 Aug. 2019 There were also 22 double-crested cormorants, two bald eagles, two American kestrels, 11 Eastern wood-pewees, and 23 red-eyed vireos. BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-crested cormorant was in 1835

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“Double-crested cormorant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-crested%20cormorant. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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