sea·​gull | \ ˈsē-ˌgəl How to pronounce seagull (audio) \

Definition of seagull

: a gull frequenting the sea broadly : gull

Examples of seagull in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a recent afternoon, after the watchful seagull flew away, Holly Hume, of Crown Point, walked along West Beach, part of Indiana Dunes National Park, with a friendly Maltese-Yorkie mix. Morgan Greene,, 20 May 2021 There's also a seagull near the bottom right, which is the bird featured on the 1989 album cover. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 14 Apr. 2021 This seagull had to be freed after becoming tangled up with a face mask in Chelmsford, Essex. oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2021 Despite popular belief, there is no such thing as a seagull, said Jen Brumfield, a Cleveland Metroparks naturalist who has set Cuyahoga County records for most bird species observed in a year. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 15 Dec. 2020 In mid-July, the RSPCA brought in a young seagull with a disposable face mask tangled around its legs to the South Essex Wildlife Hospital. Kelsie Smith, CNN, 1 Sep. 2020 That's what Norwegians say about the scent that permeates the Lofoten Islands, this tiny archipelago above the Arctic Circle that juts out from Norway's northwestern coastline like a seagull's beak pecking at the choppy, vast sea. Leslie Pariseau, Saveur, 19 Sep. 2016 Or the eagle may have been hungry, mistaking the drone as a seagull or another non-electronic meal, the department said. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 14 Aug. 2020 The founders of 3 Fish Studios — famous for its iconic prints of the 49 Mile Drive’s seagull and a bear cradling the state of California, among others — have sold their house in the Outer Richmond. Heather Knight,, 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of seagull

1542, in the meaning defined above

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“Seagull.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seagull

: a large, common, usually gray and white bird that lives near the ocean


sea·​gull | \ ˈsē-ˌgəl How to pronounce seagull (audio) \

Kids Definition of seagull

: a gull that lives near the sea

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