(1) Large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish
From Old French cormaran
), from mediaeval Latin corvus marinus
- Any of various medium-large black seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, especially the great cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo.
- Ravenous, greedy.
- William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act I, Scene 1
- Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives,
- Live regist'red upon our brazen tombs,
- And then grace us in the disgrace of death;
- When, spite of cormorant devouring Time,
- The endeavour of this present breath may buy
- That honour which shall bate his scythe's keen edge,
- And make us heirs of all eternity.