Kaeding petrel

Kae·​ding petrel | \ ˈkādiŋ- \
variants: or Kaeding's petrel

Definition of Kaeding petrel

: a petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa kaedingi) of the coast and islands of Lower California that is closely related to the Leach's petrel but smaller and with a less forked tail

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History and Etymology for Kaeding petrel

after Henry B. Kaeding †1913 American mining engineer

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“Kaeding petrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kaeding%20petrel. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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