Definition of herring gull in English:

herring gull

Syllabification: her·ring gull

noun

  • A gull with gray black-tipped wings, abundant and widespread in both Eurasia and North America.
    • Larus argentatus, family Laridae
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    • J. A. Allen dispelled the notion that two species of Herring Gull exist, the American and the European herring gull.
    • Black-headed gull and herring gull belong to the same family and are obviously more closely related than the other two species pairs.
    • As soon as de Rosarieux's line hits the water, a mottled herring gull lands on the prow, inches away, waiting for the first fish.

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