: 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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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