[ duhb-uh l kres-tid ]
/ ˈdʌb əl ˌkrɛs tɪd /
a North American cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus, having tufts of black and white feathers on the sides of the head.
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Origin of double-crested cormorant
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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