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giant petrel

noun
1.
either of two large white or brownish petrels of the genus Macronectes, of the Antarctic Ocean and adjacent seas.
Also called giant fulmar.
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  • Similarly, in the region of the south pole the albino form of the giant petrel (Ossifraga gigantea) becomes common.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar

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