great blackbacked gull

great black-backed gull

[blak-bakt]
noun
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black-backed gull

[blak-bakt]
noun
any of several white gulls, as Larus marinus (great black-backed gull) having a black back and wings.

Origin:
1770–80

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black-backed gull
 
n
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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