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razorbill

Line breaks: razor|bill
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪzəbɪl
 
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Definition of razorbill in English:

noun

A black-and-white auk (seabird) with a deep bill that is said to resemble a cut-throat razor, found in the North Atlantic and Baltic Sea.
  • Alca torda, family Alcidae
Example sentences
  • Along thousands of miles of coastline, you will see colonies of seabirds clustered in cliffs - gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and kittiwakes.
  • Bempton is the largest seabird colony in England and is home to a breathtaking array of gannets, razorbills, and puffins.
  • It was the noise of thousands of baby cormorants, razorbills, gannets and guillemots, demanding food from their nests on the cliffs.

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