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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Perhaps from puff, from the idea of the young ones being "puffed up" in shape

puffin

noun
     
puffin
puf‧fin [countable]
HBA a North Atlantic sea bird with a black and white body and a large brightly coloured beak
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