Murre (?), n. Zool.

Any one of several species of sea birds of the genus Uria, or Catarractes; a guillemot.

⇒ The murres are allied to the auks, and are abundant on the northern coasts of Europe and America. They often breed in large communities on the projecting ledges of precipituous cliffs, laying one or two large eggs on the bare rocks.

 

© Webster 1913.

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