murre·​let ˈmər-lət How to pronounce murrelet (audio)
: any of several small alcids of North Pacific islands and coasts

Examples of murrelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, stable isotope analysis on marbled murrelets, a seabird, in California between the early 1900s and early 2000s, revealed a huge shift in their diets, from sardines to krill. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 4 Apr. 2024 The league purchased the land two years ago for $3.5 million funded by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to provide habitat for endangered northern spotted owl and marbled murrelet to mitigate other environmental damage by the utility. Brian Melley, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of murrelet was in 1862

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“Murrelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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