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laughing gull

noun
1.
a North American gull, Larus atricilla, having a high, laughlike call.
Origin of laughing gull
1780-1790
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90
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  • His wild, laughing cry has given him the nickname of laughing gull.

    On the Seashore

    R. Cadwallader Smith

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