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Mother Carey's chicken

[kair-eez] /ˈkɛər iz/
noun
1.
any of various small petrels, especially the stormy petrel, Oceanites oceanicus.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for mother carey chicken

Mother Carey's chicken

/ˈkɛərɪz/
noun
1.
another name for storm petrel
Word Origin
origin unknown
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