ring-billed gull


: a North American gull (Larus delawarensis) that as an adult is largely white with a gray mantle, dark wing tips, yellowish feet and legs, and a yellow bill with a black ring towards the tip

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ring-billed gull was in 1839

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“Ring-billed gull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-billed%20gull. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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