murre

[mur]
noun
  1. 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).
  2. razor-billed auk.

Origin of murre

First recorded in 1595–1605; origin uncertain
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murre

noun
  1. US and Canadian any guillemot of the genus Uria

Word Origin for murre

C17: origin unknown
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