black-footed albatross

noun
black-foot·​ed albatross | \ˈblak-ˌfu̇-təd- \

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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