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ˈpʌf ɪnpuf·fin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puffin(noun)

    any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills


  1. puffin(Noun)

    The Manx shearwater, Puffinus puffinus.

  2. puffin(Noun)

    Any of various small seabirds of the genera Fratercula and Lunda that are black and white with a brightly coloured beak.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puffin(noun)

    an arctic sea bird Fratercula arctica) allied to the auks, and having a short, thick, swollen beak, whence the name; -- called also bottle nose, cockandy, coulterneb, marrot, mormon, pope, and sea parrot

    Etymology: [Akin to puff.]

  2. Puffin(noun)

    the puffball

    Etymology: [Akin to puff.]

  3. Puffin(noun)

    a sort of apple

    Etymology: [Akin to puff.]


  1. Puffin

    Puffins are any of three small species of alcids in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. Two species, the Tufted Puffin and Horned Puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic Puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean. All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks. They shed the colourful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak. Their short wings are adapted for swimming with a flying technique under water. In the air, they beat their wings rapidly in swift flight, often flying low over the ocean's surface.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puffin

    puf′in, n. a water-fowl having a short, thick, projecting beak like that of a parrot: a puff-ball.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. puffin

    The Fratercula arctica, a sea-bird with a singular bill, formerly supposed to be a bird in show, but a fish in substance, in consequence of which notion the pope permitted its being eaten in Lent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puffin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puffin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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