Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese.
A voracious eater; a glutton, or gluttonous servant.
large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish
a bird that has a long neck and extendible pouch under the bill to hold captured fish
an excellent fish catcher
a large black and brown sea bird that dives underwater for fish and eels to eat.
The Phalacrocoracidae family of birds is represented by 38 species of cormorants and shags. Several different classifications of the family have been proposed recently, but in the one most commonly used, all but two or three species are placed in a single genus Phalacrocorax, the exceptions being the Kerguelen Shag, the Imperial Shag, and (sometimes) the Galapagos' Flightless Cormorant.
The Cormorant is a project currently under development at Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works research facility. It is named after a species of bird.