black-footed albatross

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

Definition of black-footed albatross

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

called also gooney

First Known Use of black-footed albatross

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Black-footed albatross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-footed%20albatross. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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