Definition of seabird
: a bird (such as a gull or an albatross) frequenting the open ocean
Recent Examples of seabird from the Web
Howard said that three or four sooty terns (seabirds) working a weedline is often a good sign of dolphin.
Off the coast of New Zealand on Little Barrier Island, the elimination of feral cats actually harmed populations of native seabirds.
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First Known Use of seabird
SEABIRD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seabird for English Language Learners
: a bird that lives on or near the sea and finds food in it
SEABIRD Defined for Kids
Definition of seabird for Students
: a bird (as a gull or puffin) that lives on or near the open ocean
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