Definition of Herring gull. Meaning of Herring gull. Synonyms of Herring gull

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Definition of Herring gull

Herring gull
Herring Her"ring, n. [OE. hering, AS. h[ae]ring; akin to D. haring, G. h["a]ring, hering, OHG. haring, hering, and prob. to AS. here army, and so called because they commonly move in large numbers. Cf. Harry.] (Zo["o]l.) One of various species of fishes of the genus Clupea, and allied genera, esp. the common round or English herring (C. 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. Herring gull (Zo["o]l.), a large gull which feeds in part upon herrings; esp., Larus argentatus in America, and L. cachinnans in England. See Gull. Herring hog (Zo["o]l.), the common porpoise. King of the herrings. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The chim[ae]ra (C. monstrosa) which follows the schools of herring. See Chim[ae]ra. (b) The opah.

Meaning of Herring gull from wikipedia

- Herring gull is a common name for several birds in the genus Larus and may refer to: European herring gull, (Larus argentatus) American herring gull, (Larus...
- The European herring gull (Larus argentatus) is a large gull (up to 26 in (66 cm) long). One of the best known of all gulls along the s****s of western...
- The American herring gull or Smithsonian gull (Larus smithsoni**** or Larus argentatus smithsoni****) is a large gull that breeds in North America, where...
- typically long-lived birds, with a maximum age of 49 years recorded for the herring gull. Gulls nest in large, densely packed, noisy colonies. They lay two or...
- gull, East Siberian gull, or East Siberian herring gull (Larus vegae) is a large gull of the herring gull/lesser black-backed gull complex which breeds...
- lesser black-backed gull is smaller than the European herring gull. The taxonomy of the herring gull / lesser black-backed gull complex is very complicated;...
- sloping forehead. The legs, wings and neck are longer than those of the herring gull and yellow-legged gull. The eye is small and often dark, the legs vary...
- the Caspian gull L. cachinnans, or more broadly as a subspecies of the herring gull L. argentatus. The genus name is from Latin Larus which appears to have...
- Thayer's gull, Larus glaucoides thayeri European herring gull, Larus argentatus American herring gull, Larus smithsoni**** Yellow-legged gull, Larus micha****is...
- (Larus californicus) is a medium-sized gull, smaller on average than the herring gull but larger on average than the ring-billed gull, though it may overlap...
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