- either of two black and white diving birds of the genus Uria, of northern seas, U. aalge (common murre) or U. lomvia (thick-billed murre).
- razor-billed auk.
Origin of murre
Examples from the Web for murre
Historical Examples of murre
The Leach's Petrel, Murre, and some other sea birds, have but one egg.The Bird Study Book
Thomas Gilbert Pearson
Coolidge's party went to the Murre Rocks, where the Guillemots breed, and brought about fifteen hundred eggs.Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)
Maria R. Audubon
When the mouthe turneth in speakinge it is a sygne that it is infected with some catarre or murre as is manyfest ynough.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things
Edmund Fillingham King
Murrain (or morena in Latin chronicles) is probably the modern survival of mure or murre.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
The murre does not fly high, nor is it a very active bird, or apparently of long flight.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands
- US and Canadian any guillemot of the genus Uria