black-footed albatross

noun (1)
black-foot·​ed albatross | \ ˈblak-ˌfu̇-təd- How to pronounce black-footed albatross (audio) \

Definition of black-footed albatross

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: an albatross (Diomedea nigripes) of the Pacific that is chiefly blackish with dusky bill and black feet and legs

called also gooney

black-footed ferret

noun (2)

Definition of black-footed ferret (Entry 2 of 3)

: a rare weasel (Mustela nigripes) of western North American prairies having a yellowish coat, dark feet and facial mask, and a dark-tipped tail

black-footed cat

noun (3)

Definition of black-footed cat (Entry 3 of 3)

: a southwestern African desert wildcat (Felis nigripes) that resembles a dwarf serval, that is colored cream or grayish faun and mottled and striped with black or dark brown, and that is the smallest of the true cats and readily hybridizes with domesticated cats

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Noun (2)

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First Known Use of black-footed albatross

Noun (1)

1839, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1846, in the meaning defined above

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