pl. murres or
any of a genus (Uria) of swimming and diving alcidine shorebirds
Origin of murre; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
nounpl. murre or murres
Either of two large auks, Uria aalge or U. lomvia, having a black back and head and white underparts.
Origin of murreEarlier, any of various species of guillemots and other auks, probably ultimately imitative of the call of certain guillemots; akin to Scots marrot, murre, razorbill.
- any of the seabirds of the genus Uria in the auk family