A seabird of the genus Larus or of the family Laridae. (noun)
A cheating trick; a fraud. (noun)
One easily cheated; a dupe. (noun)
To deceive or cheat (verb)
To mislead (verb)
To trick and defraud (verb)
Examples of word gull
BESIDES BEING the name of an aquatic bird, the word gull is also a verb that means “to deceive or cheat” according to the American Heritage College Dictionary.
Anonymous: Sorry KrautBeckerFan - the Latin for Aussie gull translates as
Glaucous gulls L. hyperboreus and Kelp gulls L. dominicanus were also nested within L. argentatus, and the discovery about the Kelp gull is interesting: this species is unique to the Southern Hemisphere, and Liebers et al. (2004) concluded that it must have evolved via long-distance colonisation ‘from the same ancestral population as the Lesser black-backed gull, suggesting that its ancestors were highly migratory, as nominate Lesser black-backed gulls still are today’ (p. 895).
No no no no NO: the Herring gull is NOT a ring species!
It is this habit in the gulls of parting with their property [disgorging the contents of their stomachs to the skuas], which has given rise to the terms gull, guller, and gulling, among men. "