petrel definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many black colored, gray, or white water wild birds of order Procellariiformes, especially the storm petrel.
    • any one of different types of black colored, grey, or white seabirds within the purchase Procellariiformes.
    • Any one of numerous species of longwinged ocean wild birds belonging to the household Procellarid√¶. The tiny petrels, or Mother Carey's chickens, fit in with Oceanites, Oceanodroma, Procellaria, and several allied genera.
    • a tiny black-and-white seabird, Procellaria pelagica; ergo, any comparable bird of pelagic or oceanic habits, with webbed feet, very long pointed wings, and tubular nostrils, belonging to the family Procellariid√¶ and subfamily Procellariin√¶.
    • The kittiwake, a gull.
    • An obsolete as a type of poitrel.
    • fairly little long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies not even close to land

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