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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. Unabridged
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  • The wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) is the largest of its tribe.

  • One of these is to watch the marvellous “sailing” flights of the wandering albatross.

    Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft
  • The wandering albatross, the largest of the genus, is a well-known bird in the southern seas, following ships for many miles.

    Endurance Test

    Alan Douglas
  • We shall skim the prairies and leap the mountains, and roam over the ocean like the wandering albatross.

    Forest Neighbors

    William Davenport Hulbert
British Dictionary definitions for wandering albatross

wandering albatross

a large albatross, Diomedea exulans, having a very wide wingspan and a white plumage with black wings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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