nounpl. murres or
any of a genus (Uria) of swimming and diving alcidine shorebirds
Origin of murrefrom 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 Scots marrot murre, razorbill
- any of the seabirds of the genus Uria in the auk family