Heermann's gull

noun Heer·mann's gull \ˈherˌmänz-\
variants: less commonly

Heermann gull

Definition of Heermann's gull

  1. :  a white-headed bluish gray gull (Larus heermanni) of the Pacific coast of North America

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Origin and Etymology of heermann's gull

after A. L. Heermann †1865 American naturalist

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