from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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


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