Meaning of kittiwake

kit•ti•wake

Pronunciation: (kit'ē-wāk"), [key]
— n.
  1. either of two small, pearl-gray gulls of the genus Rissa, the black-legged R. tridactyla of the North Atlantic and the red-legged and red-billed R. brevirostris, of the Bering Sea, both nesting on narrow cliff ledges and having a rudimentary hind toe.
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