Definition of mew gull in English:

mew gull

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noun

chiefly North American
  • another term for common gull.
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    • 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.

Origin

mid 19th century: mew (in Old English meau 'mew gull'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch meeuw and German Möwe.

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