- a white, arctic gull, Pagophila eburnea.
Origin of ivory gull
First recorded in 1915–20
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The little auk is no longer to be seen or heard; the only birds are an ivory-gull now and then, and occasionally a fulmar.Farthest North
- a white gull, Pagophila (or Larus) eburneus, mostly confined to arctic regions
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