from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A group of longwinged sea birds, including the gulls, petrels, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A major group of birds, the long-winged natatorial birds, such as gulls, terns, and petrels; the Gaviæ and Tubinares together considered as an order.
- In Sundevall's system, a synonym of Chelidonomorphæ.
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