There are 2 definitions of gull in English:

gull1

Syllabification: gull
Pronunciation: /gəl
 
/

noun

  • A long-winged, web-footed seabird with a raucous call, typically having white plumage with a gray or black mantle.
    • Family Laridae: several genera, in particular Larus, and numerous species
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    • I could go on and on about the many herons, egrets, gulls, terns, and various and sundry other species we spotted yesterday.
    • Carrion crows, large gulls, hawks and herons all receive severe punishment.
    • Seabirds such as gulls and terns, even pelicans, can point the way to ‘sure thing’ action when the excited flocks are low and tight, dipping and circling.

Origin

late Middle English: of Celtic origin; related to Welsh gwylan and Breton gwelan.

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There are 2 definitions of gull in English:

gull2

Syllabification: gull
Pronunciation: /
 
gəl/

verb

[with object]

noun

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  • A person who is fooled or deceived.
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    • The title of this piece might seem to be no more than a comment on the ease with which the flats, mugs, suckers, punters, marks, gulls, or coneys could be relieved of their money.
    • Dauphine echoes the initial warning of the second prologue in describing the ways in which the gulls are duped.

Origin

late 16th century: of unknown origin.

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