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Definition of Manx puffin

Manx puffin
Manx Manx, a. Of or pertaining to the Isle of Man, or its inhabitants; as, the Manx language. Manx cat (Zo["o]l.), a breed of domestic cats having a rudimentary tail, containing only about three vertebrae. Manx shearwater (Zo["o]l.), an oceanic bird (Puffinus anglorum, or P. puffinus), called also Manx petrel, Manx puffin. It was formerly abundant in the Isle of Man.

Meaning of Manx puffin from wikipedia

- known as the "Manks puffin". Puffin is an Anglo-Norman word (Middle English pophyn or poffin) for the cured carc****es of nestling Manx shearwaters. The genus...
- name of this species records a name shift: Manx shearwaters were called Manks puffins in the 17th century. Puffin is an Anglo-Norman word (Middle English...
- name puffinpuffed in the sense of swollen – was originally applied to the fatty, salted meat of young birds of the unrelated species, the Manx shearwater...
- The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as the common puffin, is a species of seabird in the auk family. It is the only puffin native to the...
- name puffinpuffed in the sense of swollen – was originally applied to the fatty, salted meat of young birds of the unrelated species, the Manx shearwater...
- important po****tions of several seabird species, including Atlantic puffins, Manx shearwaters and European storm-petrels, and was acquired as a nature...
- eradicated them, and the Puffin po****tion has shown an increase since that date up to 300 birds[citation needed]. Both Manx shearwater and storm petrels...
- wildlife: around half the world's po****tion of Manx shearwaters nest on the island, the Atlantic puffin colony is the largest in southern Britain, and...
- Wales. The island was once the home of puffins and Manx shearwater. A guide book in the 1890s referred to the puffins as “Welsh parrots”. In 1924 Welsh writer...
- based on the English "puffin". The original Latin term for shearwaters was usually the catchall name for sea-birds, mergus. "Puffin" and its variants, such...
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