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wandering albatross

noun
1.
a large albatross, Diomedea exulans, of southern waters, having the plumage mostly white with dark markings on the upper parts.
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  • The wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) is the largest of its tribe.

  • The wandering albatross, the largest of the genus, is a well-known bird in the southern seas, following ships for many miles.

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
  • One of these is to watch the marvellous “sailing” flights of the wandering albatross.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
  • We shall skim the prairies and leap the mountains, and roam over the ocean like the wandering albatross.

    Forest Neighbors William Davenport Hulbert
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wandering albatross

noun
1.
a large albatross, Diomedea exulans, having a very wide wingspan and a white plumage with black wings
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