mew gull

mew gull
the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
Syn: ↑mew, ↑sea mew, ↑Larus canus
Derivationally related forms: ↑mew (for: ↑mew)
Hypernyms: ↑gull, ↑seagull, ↑sea gull
Member Holonyms: ↑Larus, ↑genus Larus

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n. a migratory gull with greenish-gray legs, found locally in northern and eastern Eurasia and northwestern North America. Larus canus, family Laridae
mid 19th cent.: mew (in Old English meau ‘mew gull’), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch meeuw and German Möwe

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