What does cormorant mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term cormorant:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo(noun)

    large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish


  1. cormorant(Noun)

    Any of various medium-large black seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, especially the great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo.

  2. cormorant(Adjective)

    Ravenous, greedy.

  3. Origin: From Old French cormaran (modern cormoran), from mediaeval Latin corvus marinus ‘sea-raven’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cormorant(noun)

    any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese

  2. Cormorant(noun)

    a voracious eater; a glutton, or gluttonous servant

  3. Origin: [F. cormoran, fr. Armor. mr-vran a sea raven; mr sea + bran raven, with cor, equiv. to L. corvus raven, pleonastically prefixed; or perh. fr. L. corvus marinus sea raven.]


  1. Cormorant

    The bird family Phalacrocoracidae or the cormorants is represented by some 40 species of cormorants and shags. Several different classifications of the family have been proposed recently, and the number of genera is disputed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cormorant

    kor′mo-rant, n. a genus of web-footed sea-birds, of great voracity: a glutton. [Fr. cormoran, from L. corvus marinus, the sea-crow.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cormorant

    A well-known sea-bird (Phalacrocorax carbo) of the family Pelecanidæ.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cormorant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cormorant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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