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shearwater

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noun shear·wa·ter \ˈshir-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of shearwater

  1. :  any of numerous oceanic birds (especially genus Puffinus) that are related to the petrels and usually skim close to the waves in flight



Circa 1671

First Known Use of shearwater

circa 1671


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