Wilson's storm petrel
or Wilson's storm-petrel
a small petrel, Oceanites oceanicus, that breeds in the Southern Hemisphere but ranges into the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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Also called Wilson's petrel.
Origin of Wilson's storm petrel
named after Alexander Wilson (1766–1813), Scottish-American ornithologist
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British Dictionary definitions for wilson's petrel
a common storm petrel, Oceanites oceanicus, that breeds around Antarctica but is often seen in the AtlanticSee storm petrel
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