herring gull

noun
a common, large gull, Larus argentatus, of the Northern Hemisphere.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism

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herring gull
 
n
a common gull, Larus argentatus, that has a white plumage with black-tipped wings and pink legs

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Example sentences
Call is higher pitched than corresponding call of the herring gull.
Consider the flightless fluffs of brown otherwise known as herring gull chicks.
Island nesting seems important to reduce mammalian predation, but does not influence herring gull predation.
White phosphorus has been found in the eggs of a herring gull and can be transferred to the eggs of chickens through dosing hens.
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