Definitions for kittiwakeˈkɪt iˌweɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
either of two small cliff-nesting gulls of the genus Rissa, of northern seas.
Origin of kittiwake:
small pearl-grey gull of northern regions; nests on cliffs and has a rudimentary hind toe
Either of two small gulls in the genus Rissa of the family Laridae that nest in colonies on sea cliffs and spend the winter on the open ocean.
a northern gull (Rissa tridactyla), inhabiting the coasts of Europe and America. It is white, with black tips to the wings, and has but three toes