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short-tailed shearwater

[shawrt-teyld] /ˈʃɔrtˌteɪld/
noun
1.
See under mutton bird.

mutton bird

noun
1.
any of several long-winged seabirds, often used as food, especially Puffinus tenuirostris (short-tailed shearwater) of Australia and Puffinus griseus (sooty shearwater) which breeds in the Southern Hemisphere and winters in the Northern Hemisphere.
Also, mutton-bird.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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short-tailed shearwater

noun
1.
(Austral) a large Australian shearwater that migrates to the northern hemisphere in the southern winter
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