any of several voracious, totipalmate seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, as Phalacrocorax carbo, of America, Europe, and Asia, having a long neck and a distensible pouch under the bill for holding captured fish, used in China for catching fish.
a greedy person.
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How to use cormorant in a sentence
Cormorants and other marine birds “nest like that, one next to the other,” he says.World’s biggest colony of nesting fish lives beneath Antarctic ice | Jake Buehler | January 21, 2022 | Science News For Students
When we see cormorants and other marine birds that nest like that, one next to the other — it’s almost like that.The largest group of nesting fish ever found lives beneath Antarctic ice | Jake Buehler | January 13, 2022 | Science News
Once practiced in ancient Egypt and elsewhere around the world, cormorant fishing now survives mostly in China and Japan, where the world’s most famous cormorant fishery, on Gifu prefecture’s Nagara River, has continued uninterrupted for 1,300 years.10 ways people hunt and fish without bullets or hooks | Steven Hill/Field & Stream | October 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
So when domoic acid incidents became more common in the 2000s—more brown pelicans, more cormorants, and even sea-lions—dots throughout history started to connect.Here’s the real story behind Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ | Tom McNamara | December 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
Most of the cormorant's time is spent in fishing, for he lives entirely on fish, and catches immense numbers of them.
This habit seems to show that the cormorant uses his wings, as well as his feet, in his frequent journeys under water.
Sometimes the cormorant swims slowly along with his head under water, on the watch for small fish.
The cormorant could not perform this feat, but his throat will stretch so as to allow the passage of large fish.
In some countries there is a price on his head--that is, so much money is given for every cormorant killed.
British Dictionary definitions for cormorant
any aquatic bird of the family Phalacrocoracidae, of coastal and inland waters, having a dark plumage, a long neck and body, and a slender hooked beak: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, etc)
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