seabird

noun
sea·​bird | \ ˈsē-ˌbərd How to pronounce seabird (audio) \

Definition of seabird

: a bird (such as a gull or an albatross) frequenting the open ocean

Examples of seabird in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, in recent years the seabird’s populations have been plummeting. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 Legend has it that local warriors, seeking to prove their worthiness, would journey to the island in search of the wing bones of one such seabird. Julian Aguon, The Atlantic, 1 Nov. 2021 The white tern, or Manu-o-Kū, is a rarity among them—a native seabird that is doing well in an urban setting. Melody Bentz, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 July 2021 Pungowiyi, Sheffield and many others believe the five consecutive seabird die-offs are connected to an ecosystem-wide shift that’s been occurring in the Bering Sea since the cold pool barrier was removed in 2018. Davis Hovey, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Aug. 2021 Phillips notes that if southern giant petrels were killing albatrosses elsewhere, there’d be records of corpses at some of the other seabird monitoring sites in the Southern Ocean. Jake Buehler, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 July 2021 The white tern is a slight and elegant seabird with stark white feathers, a sharp black-and-blue bill, and jet black eyes. Melody Bentz, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 July 2021 Failure to remove invasive mice from remote seabird-nesting islands could lead to the loss of more than 2 million chicks this year alone. Brian Owens, The Atlantic, 30 May 2021 Failure to remove invasive mice from remote seabird nesting islands could lead to the loss of more than two million chicks this year alone. Brian Owens, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of seabird

1564, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seabird was in 1564

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3 Dec 2021

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“Seabird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seabird. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for seabird

seabird

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seabird

: a bird that lives on or near the sea and finds food in it

seabird

noun
sea·​bird | \ ˈsē-ˌbərd How to pronounce seabird (audio) \

Kids Definition of seabird

: a bird (as a gull or puffin) that lives on or near the open ocean

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