Meaning of herring gull in English:

herring gull

Pronunciation

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noun

  • A gull with grey black-tipped wings, abundant and widespread in both Eurasia and North America.

    Larus argentatus, family Laridae

    ‘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.’
    • ‘I remember climbing over shipwrecks, bending close to inspect a motionless herring gull, then the long hike away from him, headed north, up the endless beach.’
    • ‘London postmen refused to deliver mail to a usually quiet street following attacks by what one resident described as a ‘slightly psycho herring gull.’’