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

  • n. Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, especially Hydrobates pelagicus, of the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, having sooty plumage and a white rump. Also called stormy petrel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several small seabirds, of the family Hydrobatidae, having dark plumage and a white rump.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Stormy petrel, under Petrel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small blackish petrel, belonging to the genus Procellaria as now restricted, or to one of a few closely related genera, as Oceanites, Cymochorea, and Halocyptena.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various small petrels having dark plumage with paler underparts

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