Pomarine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pomarine (Zoöl) Having the nostril covered with a scale.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pomarine In ornithology, pomatorhine : only applied to the pomarine jäger or skua-gull, Stercorarius pomarinus or pomatorhinus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a lid + , , nose

Usage

In literature:

The Parasitic Jaeger is very similar to the Pomarine except that the central tail feathers are pointed and are straight instead of twisted.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
On August 4, a pomarine jaeger pursued the male loon as it was returning from fishing on Teshekpuk Lake.
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
The pomarine jaeger is most peculiar of shape, especially while flying, and has a cruel-looking beak.
"The Land of Tomorrow" by William B Stephenson, Jr.
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