Definition of kittiwake
: either of two cliff-nesting gulls (Rissa tridactyla and R. brevirostris) that winter on the open ocean
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Thousands and thousands of kittiwakes, puffins, Arctic terns and more transform Grímsey into a bird nursery bustling under the constant light of the midnight Sun.
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Origin and Etymology of kittiwake
First Known Use: 1661See Words from the same year
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