black-backed gull

[ blak-bakt ]
/ ˈblækˌbækt /

noun

any of several white gulls, as Larus marinus (great black-backed gull), having a black back and wings.

Nearby words

  1. black-a-vised,
  2. black-and-blue,
  3. black-and-tan,
  4. black-and-tan terrier,
  5. black-and-white,
  6. black-bag,
  7. black-bag job,
  8. black-bellied plover,
  9. black-billed cuckoo,
  10. black-billed magpie

Origin of black-backed gull

First recorded in 1770–80

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British Dictionary definitions for black-backed gull

black-backed gull

noun

either of two common black-and-white European coastal gulls, Larus fuscus (lesser black-backed gull) and L. marinus (great black-backed gull)
Also called: karoro a southern gull, larus dominicanus, with black feathers on its back
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