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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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COWE'EN ELDERS, CO'EN' —, n. comb. “Cormorants. From Colvend, a coast parish in that county” (Kcb. 1885 C. Swainson Brit. Birds 142). Known to Kcb.9 1940 in form Co'en, —. [′kʌuən ′ɛldərz, ′koən —]

Cowe'en Elders n. comb.

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