Great-skua



noun
1.
See under (def 1).
[skyoo-uh] /ˈskyu ə/
noun
1.
Also called bonxie. any of several large brown gull-like predatory birds of the genus Catharacta, related to , especially C. skua (great skua) of colder waters of both northern and southern seas.
2.
British. (def 1).
/ˈskjuːə/
noun
1.
any predatory gull-like bird of the family Stercorariidae, such as the great skua or bonxie (Stercorarius skua) or arctic skua (S. parasiticus) both of which harass terns or gulls into dropping or disgorging fish they have caught
n.

type of predatory gull, 1670s, from Faeroese skugvur, related to Old Norse skufr “seagull, tuft, tassel,” and possibly to skauf “fox’s tail.”

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