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mutton bird

or mutton-bird

noun
1.
any of several long-winged seabirds, often used as food, especially Puffinus tenuirostris (short-tailed shearwater) of Australia and Puffinus griseus (sooty shearwater) which breeds in the Southern Hemisphere and winters in the Northern Hemisphere.
Origin of mutton bird
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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