pl. -·wakes· or -·wake·
any of a genus (Rissa) of small gulls of the northern oceans, that nest in cliffs and have a short or rudimentary hind toe
Origin of kittiwakeechoic of its cry
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.