Definition of pomarine skua in English:

pomarine skua

Line breaks: poma|rine skua
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒmərʌɪn/

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noun

  • A large Arctic-breeding skua, having dark brown plumage with (in some birds) pale underparts.
    • Stercorarius pomarinus, family Stercorariidae. North American name: pomarine jaeger

Origin

mid 19th century: pomarine from French pomarin, from Greek pōma 'cover, lid' + rhis, rhin- 'nose' (because the bird's nostrils are partly covered by a cere).

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