Wilson's petrel


Definition of Wilson's petrel

: a petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) that breeds in the southern hemisphere but is common in the north Atlantic in summer

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History and Etymology for Wilson's petrel

after Alexander Wilson †1813 American ornithologist

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“Wilson's petrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wilson%27s%20petrel. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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