muttonbird

noun

Definition of muttonbird

  1. :  any of several Australasian sea birds often used (as by the Maori) for their meat, oil, and feathers: such as a (1) :  a short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) of Australia and New Zealand (2) :  a sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) of New Zealand b :  any of several petrels (as Pterodroma macroptera, P. lessoni, and P. neglecta)

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