See under guillemot(def 1).
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Origin of black guillemot
First recorded in 1760–70
Words nearby black guillemot
Definition for black guillemot (2 of 2)
[ gil-uh-mot ]
/ ˈgɪl əˌmɒt /
a black or brown-speckled seabird of the genus Cepphus, of northern seas, having a sharply pointed black bill, red legs, and white wing patches, as C. grylle (black guillemot), of the North Atlantic and the similar C. columba (pigeon guillemot) of the North Pacific.
British. a murre of the genus Uria.
Origin of guillemot
1670–80; < French, apparently diminutive of Guillaume William
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British Dictionary definitions for black guillemot (1 of 2)
a common guillemot, Cepphus grylle : its summer plumage is black with white wing patches and its winter plumage white with greyish wings
British Dictionary definitions for black guillemot (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɡɪlɪˌmɒt) /
any northern oceanic diving bird of the genera Uria and Cepphus, having a black-and-white plumage and long narrow bill: family Alcidae (auks, etc), order Charadriiformes
Word Origin for guillemot
C17: from French, diminutive of Guillaume William
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