Di·​o·​me·​dea | \ ˌdīəˈmēdēə \

Definition of Diomedea

: a genus of albatrosses

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History and Etymology for Diomedea

New Latin, probably from Latin, feminine of diomedeus of Diomedes, from Diomedes (from Greek Diomēdēs), mythical or legendary Greek warrior; probably from the story that Diomedes' companions were turned into birds in Italy after his return from the Trojan War

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“Diomedea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diomedea. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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