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[ mur ]
/ mɜr /


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).

Nearby words

murray, gilbert, murray, james, murray, lindley, murray, philip, murray, sir james augustus henry, murre, murree, murrelet, murrey, murrhine, murrhine glass

Origin of murre

First recorded in 1595–1605; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for murre


/ (mɜː) /


US and Canadian any guillemot of the genus Uria

Word Origin for murre

C17: origin unknown
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