murre

noun
\ ˈmər How to pronounce murre (audio) \

Definition of murre

: any of a genus (Uria) of black-and-white alcids especially : a common seabird (U. aalge) of northern seas

Examples of murre in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other notable species included a brown booby observed from a whale watching boat several miles north of Provincetown, and a royal tern, a razorbill, and a common murre off Race Point Beach in Provincetown. BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2021 With plankton depleted, many species on which the murre depend for prey saw declines in body condition. oregonlive, 21 Jan. 2020 The birds – a species known as the common murre – likely died of starvation due to the warm water, which severely disrupted the birds' food supply. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2020 Fish-eating murres and kittiwakes, on the other hand, increased in the Chukchi Sea. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, 26 Feb. 2020 Scientists say the mass die-off was unprecedented – both for murres, and across all bird species worldwide. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2020 But that number is just a fraction of what scientists estimate is a half-million to 1.2 million murres that died during the marine heat wave, Piatt said. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Jan. 2020 From May 2015 to April 2016, about 62,000 murre carcasses were found on beaches from central California north through Alaska. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2020 Others, such as the murres, dine on small fish such as smelt, which in the northern Bering Sea have suffered a 98% population drop in eight years, according to federal surveys. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of murre

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for murre

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21 Jul 2021

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“Murre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/murre. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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