black-footed albatross

noun
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

Examples of black-footed albatross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists have begun to gather genetic data on stressed species like Jonah crabs, the black-footed albatross, and narwhals in a nascent bid to genetically modify animals to deal with changing conditions. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Feb. 2022 Watch to see the journey of these black-footed albatross. Meagan Cantwell, Science | AAAS, 2 Aug. 2021

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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 16 Aug. 2022.

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