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

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“Muttonbird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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