storm petrel

Definitions of storm petrel
  1. noun
    any of various small petrels having dark plumage with paler underparts
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    Hydrobates pelagicus, northern storm petrel, stormy petrel
    sooty black petrel with white markings; of the northern Atlantic and Mediterranean
    Mother Carey's chicken, Mother Carey's hen, Oceanites oceanicus
    medium-sized storm petrel
    type of:
    relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
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