kittiwake

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noun kit·ti·wake \ˈki-tē-ˌwāk\

Definition of kittiwake

  1. :  either of two cliff-nesting gulls (Rissa tridactyla and R. brevirostris) that winter on the open ocean

Origin and Etymology of kittiwake

imitative


First Known Use: 1661


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