Kittiwake Kit"ti*wake (k[i^]t"t[i^]*w[=a]k), n. (Zo["o]l.) A northern gull ({Rissa tridactyla}), inhabiting the coasts of Europe and America. It is white, with black tips to the wings, and has only three toes. [1913 Webster]

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  • kittiwake — [kit′i wāk΄] n. pl. kittiwakes or kittiwake [echoic of its cry] any of a genus (Rissa) of small gulls of the northern oceans, that nest in cliffs and have a short or rudimentary hind toe …   English World dictionary

  • kittiwake — ► NOUN ▪ a small gull that nests in colonies on sea cliffs and has a loud call that resembles its name …   English terms dictionary

  • Kittiwake — Taxobox name = Kittiwakes image width = 240px image caption = Black legged Kittiwakes, Rissa tridactyla , nesting on the Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Laridae …   Wikipedia

  • kittiwake — /kit ee wayk /, n. either of two small, pearl gray gulls of the genus Rissa, the black legged R. tridactyla of the North Atlantic and the red legged and red billed R. brevirostris, of the Bering Sea, both nesting on narrow cliff ledges and having …   Universalium

  • Kittiwake — tripirštis kiras statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Rissa tridactyla angl. Kittiwake vok. Dreizehenmöwe …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • kittiwake — noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1661 either of two cliff nesting gulls (Rissa tridactyla and R. brevirostris) that winter on the open ocean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kittiwake — noun Either of two small gulls in the genus Rissa of the family Laridae that nest in colonies on sea cliffs and spend the winter on the open ocean …   Wiktionary

  • kittiwake —  Type of gull …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • kittiwake — n. small pearl gray gull that nests on narrow sea cliffs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kittiwake — [ kɪtɪweɪk] noun a small gull that nests in colonies on sea cliffs and has a loud call resembling its name. [Rissa tridactyla.] …   English new terms dictionary

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