Meaning of winter gull in English:

winter gull


  • Any gull which appears in winter in a particular locality; especially the common gull (Larus canus) and the black-headed gull (L. ridibundus) in Britain (obsolete), and the herring gull (L. smithsonianus) in the United States.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer.