Fulmar petrel
Petrel Pe"trel, n. [F. p['e]trel; a dim. of the name Peter, L. Petrus, Gr. ? a stone (--John i. 42); -- probably so called in allusion to St. Peter's walking on the sea. See {Petrify}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds belonging to the family {Procellarid[ae]}. The small petrels, or Mother Carey's chickens, belong to {{Oceanites}}, {{Oceanodroma}}, {{Procellaria}}, and several allied genera. [1913 Webster]

{Diving petrel}, any bird of the genus {Pelecanoides}. They chiefly inhabit the southern hemisphere.

{Fulmar petrel}, {Giant petrel}. See {Fulmar}.

{Pintado petrel}, the Cape pigeon. See under {Cape}.

{Pintado petrel}, any one of several small petrels, especially {Procellaria pelagica}, or Mother Carey's chicken, common on both sides of the Atlantic. [1913 Webster]


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  • fulmar petrel — Fulmar Ful mar (f[u^]lm[aum]r), n. [Icel. f[=u]lm[=a]r. See {foul}, and {Man} a gull.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family {Procellariid[ae]}, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well known species are the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulmar petrel — noun heavy short tailed oceanic bird of polar regions • Syn: ↑fulmar, ↑Fulmarus glacialis • Hypernyms: ↑petrel • Member Holonyms: ↑Fulmarus, ↑genus Fulmarus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • pétrel — [ petrɛl ] n. m. • 1699; de l angl. pitteral (1676) ♦ Oiseau marin migrateur (procellariiformes), palmipède qui vole au ras de l eau. « Le grand pétrel est aussi gros que l albatros commun » ( Baudelaire). ● pétrel nom masculin (anglais petrel,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Petrel — Pe trel, n. [F. p[ e]trel; a dim. of the name Peter, L. Petrus, Gr. ? a stone ( John i. 42); probably so called in allusion to St. Peter s walking on the sea. See {Petrify}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulmar — Ful mar (f[u^]lm[aum]r), n. [Icel. f[=u]lm[=a]r. See {foul}, and {Man} a gull.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family {Procellariid[ae]}, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well known species are the {arctic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulmar — /fool meuhr/, n. any of certain oceanic birds of the petrel family, esp. Fulmarus glacialis, a gull like Arctic species. [1690 1700; orig. dial. (Hebrides) < Icel ful stinking, FOUL + mar gull (with reference to its stench)] * * * Any of several… …   Universalium

  • Fulmar des neiges — Pétrel des neiges Pétrel des neiges …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Fulmar glacial — Fulmar boréal Fulmar boréal …   Wikipédia en Français

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