A kittiwake with her chick.
Either of two gray gulls, Rissa tridactyla or R. brevirostris of northern oceans, that nest in colonies on sea cliffs.
Origin of kittiwakePerhaps imitative of its cry.
(plural kittiwake or kittiwakes)
- 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.
Variant of kittiwake