Procellaria

noun
Pro·​cel·​lar·​ia | \ ˌprōsəˈla(a)rēə \

Definition of Procellaria

: a genus of petrels that includes the white-chinned petrels and related forms and in some classifications the shearwaters and that is the type of the family Procellariidae

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History and Etymology for Procellaria

New Latin, from Latin procella storm (from procellere to throw down, from pro- forward, forth, down + -cellere to rise, project) + -aria; from the association of the petrels with storms at sea

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“Procellaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Procellaria. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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