Etymology
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cormorant (n.)

"large, black swimming and diving bird," early 14c., cormeraunt, from Old French cormarenc (12c., Modern French cormoran), from Late Latin corvus marinus "sea raven" + Germanic suffix -enc, -ing. The -t in English probably is from confusion with words in -ant. See corvine + marine (adj.). The birds are proverbially voracious, hence the word was applied to greedy or gluttonous persons (1530s).

updated on April 04, 2018

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Definitions of cormorant from WordNet

cormorant (n.)
large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish;
Synonyms: Phalacrocorax carbo
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