from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An earth-burrowing, nocturnal bird (Pterodroma cahow), once abundant in Bermuda but now nearly extinct, with a hooked black beak, brown and white plumage, and a gray underside. Also called Bermuda petrel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An endangered burrowing, nocturnal bird, Pterodroma cahow, from Bermuda; the Bermuda petrel
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A local name for a sea-bird, presumably a species of Puffinus, formerly abundant on the Bermudas, now supposed to be extinct. By some ornithologists it is considered to be the existing Puffinus obscurus.
Imitative of its cry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)