Mother Carey's hen

noun
medium-sized storm petrel
Hypernyms: ↑storm petrel
Member Holonyms: ↑Oceanites, ↑genus Oceanites

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized M&C
: a petrel of medium size

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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