giant petrel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n giant petrel large brownish petrel chiefly of Antarctic seas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In order to scare away predators, Giant petrels, a type of seabird, throw up all over the intruder
    • Giant petrel See Fulmar.
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Usage

In literature:

Giant petrels and skua gulls swarmed in flocks round the seals' and penguins' carcases.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
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