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guillemot

[ gil-uh-mot ]
/ ˈgɪl əˌmɒt /
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noun
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.
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Origin of guillemot

1670–80; <French, apparently diminutive of Guillaume William
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British Dictionary definitions for guillemot

guillemot
/ (ˈɡɪlɪˌmɒt) /

noun
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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