larus argentatus


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gull \Gull\, n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.]
   (Zool.)
   One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus
   Larus and allied genera.
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   Note: Among the best known American species are the herring
         gull (Larus argentatus), the great black-backed gull
         (L. murinus) the laughing gull (L. atricilla), and
         Bonaparte's gull (L. Philadelphia). The common
         European gull is Larus canus.
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   Gull teaser (Zool.), the jager; -- also applied to certain
      species of terns.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Herring \Her"ring\ (h[e^]r"r[i^]ng), n. [OE. hering, AS.
   h[ae]ring; akin to D. haring, G. h[aum]ring, hering, OHG.
   haring, hering, and prob. to AS. here army, and so called
   because they commonly move in large numbers. Cf. Harry.]
   (Zool.)
   One of various species of fishes of the genus Clupea, and
   allied genera, esp. the common round or English herring
   (Clupea harengus) of the North Atlantic. Herrings move in
   vast schools, coming in spring to the shores of Europe and
   America, where they are salted and smoked in great
   quantities.
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   Herring gull (Zool.), a large gull which feeds in part upon
      herrings; esp., Larus argentatus in America, and {Larus
      cachinnans} in England. See Gull.

   Herring hog (Zool.), the common porpoise.

   King of the herrings. (Zool.)
   (a) The chim[ae]ra (Chimaera monstrosa) which follows the
       schools of herring. Called also rabbit fish in the U.
       K. See Chim[ae]ra.
   (b) The opah.
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