muttonbird

noun

Definition of muttonbird

: 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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“Muttonbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muttonbird. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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