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guillemot


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guillemot  \Guil"le*mot`\,  n.  [F.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  northern  sea  birds,  allied  to  the  auks.  They 
  have  short  legs,  placed  far  back  and  are  expert  divers  and 
  swimmers. 
 
  Note:  The  common  guillemots,  or  murres,  belong  to  the  genus 
  {Uria}  (as  {U.  troile});  the  black  or  foolish  guillemot 
  ({Cepphus  grylle},  formerly  {Uria  grylle}),  is  called 
  also  {sea  pigeon}  and  {eligny}.  See  {Murre}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guillemot 
  n  :  small  black  or  brown  speckled  auks  of  northern  seas 




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