nounchiefly North American
- another term for common gull.More example sentences
- Dainty mew gulls and the even smaller Bonaparte's were the most numerous gulls in this mixed bag.
- The most common are the glaucous-winged gulls, mew gulls, black-legged kittiwakes, and Bonaparte's gulls.
- Herring gulls can be separated from mew gulls by their larger size, pink legs, and larger bill with a subterminal red spot.
mid 19th century: mew (in Old English meau 'mew gull'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch meeuw and German Möwe.
More definitions of mew gullDefinition of mew gull in:
- The US English dictionary