Definition of herring gull in English:

herring gull

Line breaks: her|ring gull

noun

A gull with grey black-tipped wings, abundant and widespread in both Eurasia and North America.
  • Larus argentatus, family Laridae
More example sentences
  • 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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