Wandering albatross
Wandering Wan"der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Wandering albatross} (Zo["o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}.

{Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement, as one of the white corpuscles of the blood.

{Wandering Jew} (Bot.), any one of several creeping species of {Tradescantia}, which have alternate, pointed leaves, and a soft, herbaceous stem which roots freely at the joints. They are commonly cultivated in hanging baskets, window boxes, etc.

{Wandering kidney} (Med.), a morbid condition in which one kidney, or, rarely, both kidneys, can be moved in certain directions; -- called also {floating kidney}, {movable kidney}.

{Wandering liver} (Med.), a morbid condition of the liver, similar to wandering kidney.

{Wandering mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the whitefooted, or deer, mouse. See Illust. of {Mouse}.

{Wandering spider} (Zo["o]l.), any one of a tribe of spiders that wander about in search of their prey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Wandering Albatross — Conservation status Vulnerable …   Wikipedia

  • wandering albatross — n. a large white sea bird (Diomedea exulans) with black wings …   English World dictionary

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  • wandering albatross — a large albatross, Diomedea exulans, of southern waters, having the plumage mostly white with dark markings on the upper parts. See illus. under albatross. * * * …   Universalium

  • wandering albatross — noun very large albatross; white with wide black wings • Syn: ↑Diomedea exulans • Hypernyms: ↑albatross, ↑mollymawk • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Diomedea …   Useful english dictionary

  • wandering albatross — noun Date: 1836 a large white albatross (Diomedea exulans) of southern oceans that has black outer wing feathers and a wingspan of about 11 feet (3.4 meters) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wandering albatross — /ˌwɒndərɪŋ ˈælbətrɒs/ (say .wonduhring albuhtros) noun a large albatross, Diomedea exulans, of southern waters, having the plumage mostly white with dark markings on the upper parts …   Australian English dictionary

  • wandering albatross — noun A large seabird, Diomedea exulans, with a very large wingspread …   Wiktionary

  • Wandering — Wan der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster] {Wandering albatross} (Zo[ o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}. {Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement, as one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wandering cell — Wandering Wan der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster] {Wandering albatross} (Zo[ o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}. {Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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