- a common, large gull, Larus argentatus, of the Northern Hemisphere.
Origin of herring gull
Examples from the Web for herring gull
Historical Examples of herring gull
Mr. Brose saw him, and was on his tracks like a fish-hawk on a herring-gull.
This is a totally different bird, rather like a herring-gull in miniature, but with a green beak and short, black legs.Birds in Flight
W. P. Pycraft
Of the three kinds of gull, the largest, the herring-gull, is also the least difficult to take.The Art and Practice of Hawking
Edward B. Michell
One morning, a few days after the discomfiture of the herring-gull, Sir James had another adventure.The Strange Story Book
Mrs. Andrew Lang
Thus the Herring-Gull occupies a comparatively small area, although one many times larger than that of the Guillemot.Territory in Bird Life
H. Eliot Howard
- a common gull, Larus argentatus, that has a white plumage with black-tipped wings and pink legs