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storm petrel

noun

Definition of STORM PETREL

:  any of various widespread small dark petrels (family Hydrobatidae) that typically return to land only to nest usually in burrows —called also Mother Carey's chicken

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First Known Use of STORM PETREL

circa 1833

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