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shear·wa·ter

 (shîr′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
Any of various pelagic seabirds of the genera Puffinus and Calonectris having a short hooked bill with tube-shaped nostrils and long slender wings that appear to shear the water as the bird flies along the surface.

shearwater

(ˈʃɪəˌwɔːtə)
n
(Animals) any of several oceanic birds of the genera Puffinus, such as P. puffinus (Manx shearwater), Procellaria, etc, specialized for an aerial or aquatic existence: family Procellariidae, order Procellariiformes (petrels)
[C17: so named because their wings seem to clip the waves when they are flying low]

shear•wa•ter

(ˈʃɪərˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

n.
any of several long-winged petrels, esp. of the genera Puffinus and Calonectris, that fly low over the water in search of food.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shearwater - long-winged oceanic bird that in flight skims close to the wavesshearwater - long-winged oceanic bird that in flight skims close to the waves
petrel - relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
genus Puffinus, Puffinus - shearwaters
Manx shearwater, Puffinus puffinus - small black-and-white shearwater common in the northeastern Atlantic
Translations

shearwater

[ˈʃɪəˌwɔːtəʳ] Npardela f

shearwater

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