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NOUN (1)

1. any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puffin \Puf"fin\ (p[u^]f"f[i^]n), n. [Akin to puff.] 1. (Zool.) An arctic sea bird Fratercula arctica) allied to the auks, and having a short, thick, swollen beak, whence the name; -- called also bottle nose, cockandy, coulterneb, marrot, mormon, pope, and sea parrot. [1913 Webster] Note: The name is also applied to other related species, as the horned puffin (Fratercula corniculata), the tufted puffin (Lunda cirrhata), and the razorbill. [1913 Webster] Manx puffin, the Manx shearwater. See under Manx. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The puffball. [1913 Webster] 3. A sort of apple. [Obs.] --Rider's Dict. (1640). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Puffball \Puff"ball`\, n. (Bot.) A kind of ball-shaped fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum, and other species of the same genus) full of dustlike spores when ripe; -- called also bullfist, bullfice, puckfist, puff, and puffin. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

puffin n 1: any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills