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ˈkɪt iˌweɪkkit·ti·wake

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kittiwakenoun

    small pearl-grey gull of northern regions; nests on cliffs and has a rudimentary hind toe


  1. kittiwakenoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kittiwakenoun

    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


  1. Kittiwake

    The kittiwakes are two closely related seabird species in the gull family Laridae, the Black-legged Kittiwake and the Red-legged Kittiwake. The epithets "Black-legged" and "Red-legged" are used to distinguish the two species in North America, but in Europe, where R. brevirostris is not found, the Black-legged Kittiwake is often known simply as Kittiwake, or more colloquially in some areas as Tickleass or Tickleace. The name is derived from its call, a shrill 'kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake'.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kittiwake

    kit′i-wāk, n. a species of gull with long wings and rudimentary hind-toe. [Imit.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. kittiwake

    A species of gull of the northern seas; so called from its peculiar cry: the Larus tridactylus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kittiwake in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kittiwake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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