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black-backed gull

[blak-bakt] /ˈblækˌbækt/
noun
1.
any of several white gulls, as Larus marinus (great black-backed gull) having a black back and wings.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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British Dictionary definitions for black backed gull

black-backed gull

noun
1.
either of two common black-and-white European coastal gulls, Larus fuscus (lesser black-backed gull) and L. marinus (great black-backed gull)
2.
Also called karoro. a southern gull, larus dominicanus, with black feathers on its back
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