Meaning of “cormorant” in the English Dictionary

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"cormorant" in British English

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cormorantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔː.mər.ənt/ us /ˈkɔːr.mɚ.ənt/

Examples from literature

  • At that moment the cormorants were coming down the glittering lake to their roost. 
  • Jungle fowl were abundant and pigeons exceedingly so, but we saw no ducks along the river and only two cormorants. 
  • Sea-mews and cormorants flew about him restlessly, as if anxious to warn him of his danger. 
  • The cormorants are the best divers, so the pelicans arrange themselves in a large circle at some great distance from the land, and flap their great wings on the surface of the water, while the cormorants dive beneath. 
  • To-day, by the way, as I rode along the beach I saw seals, cormorants, gulls and ducks, all astonishingly tame. 

(Definition of “cormorant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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