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stormy petrel

noun
1.
the British storm petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus, of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean.
2.
a person who causes or likes trouble or strife.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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British Dictionary definitions for stormy petrel

stormy petrel

noun
1.
another name for storm petrel
2.
a person who brings or portends trouble
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