southern giant petrel

[ suhth-ern jahy-uhnt pe-truhl ]

noun
  1. a large, very aggressive seabird, the giant petrel Macronectes giganteus, ranging from Antarctica northward to Chile, Africa, and Australia: differentiated from the northern giant petrel by its greenish bill.

Origin of southern giant petrel

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First recorded in 1975–80
  • Also called gi·ant ful·mar [jahy-uhnt fool-mer], /ˈdʒaɪ ənt ˈfʊl mər/, Ant·arc·tic gi·ant pet·rel [ant-ahrk-tik jahy-uhnt pe-truhl, -ahr-tik], /æntˈɑrk tɪk ˈdʒaɪ ənt ˈpɛ trəl, -ˈɑr tɪk/, stink·pot [stingk-pot] /ˈstɪŋkˌpɒt/ .

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