Procellaria

noun Pro·cel·lar·ia \ˌprōsəˈla(a)rēə\

Definition of Procellaria

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at pro-, excel


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