Diomedea

noun Di·o·me·dea \ˌdīəˈmēdēə\

Definition of Diomedea

  1. :  a genus of albatrosses

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Origin and Etymology of 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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