Leach's petrel

noun

ˈlēchə̇z-
variants or Leach petrel
: a petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) distinguished from the storm petrel by its larger size, forked tail, longer wings, and distinctive bounding flight

Word History

Etymology

after William E. Leach †1836 English naturalist

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“Leach's petrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leach%27s%20petrel. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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