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sooty shearwater

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  1. See under mutton bird.
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mutton bird

or mut·ton-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.
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Origin of mutton bird

First recorded in 1840–50
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