Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small marine fish (Aulorhynchus flavidum) similar to the stickleback, ranging from southern California to Alaska.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the Procellariiformes, an order of seabirds including albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters.

Etymologies

tube +‎ nose; compare Tubinares, former taxonomic name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This approximately black-bird-sized species of the tubenose family, which also includes the albatrosses, fulmarine petrels and storm petrels, breeds from November to February on the Falkland Islands and neighbouring island groups in the South Atlantic.

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