[ mur-lit ]
/ ˈmɜr lɪt /
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any of several small, chunky diving birds of the family Alcidae, of North Pacific coasts.
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Example sentences from the Web for murrelet
Craveri Murrelet is very similar to the last except that the under surfaces of the wings are dusky.
This species is very similar to the Marbled Murrelet, the chief difference being in the bill which is shorted.
British Dictionary definitions for murrelet
/ (ˈmɜːlɪt) /
any of several small diving birds of the genus Brachyramphus and related genera, similar and related to the auks: family Alcidae, order Charadriiformes
Word Origin for murrelet
C19: from murre + -let
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