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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Spanish and Portuguese name loosely applied to sundry large sea-birds, as the pelican (Pelecanus), gannet (Sula), albatross (Diomedea, especially D. fuliginosa), frigate-bird (Tachypetes aquilus), etc., but of no exact signification in ornithology.

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