- the British storm petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus, of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean.
- a person who causes or likes trouble or strife.
Origin of stormy petrel
First recorded in 1770–80
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- another name for storm petrel
- a person who brings or portends trouble