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shearwater
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 2
1. Any one of numerous species of long- winged oceanic birds of the genus Puffinus and related genera. They are allied to the petrels, but are larger. The Manx shearwater ( P. Anglorum), the dusky shearwater ( P. obscurus), and the greater shearwater ( P. major)
2. Any one of numerous species of long- winged oceanic birds of the genus Puffinus and related genera. They are allied to the petrels, but are larger. The Manx shearwater ( P. Anglorum), the dusky shearwater ( P. obscurus), and the greater shearwater ( P. major), are well- known species of the North Atlantic. See Hagdon.
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