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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Long-winged oceanic bird that in flight skims close to the waves.

Usage examples (35)
  • The shearwater was a larger species of tern, or sea-swallow; the
  • A gull-like bird called a shearwater belong to the "tube-nosed swimmers," on account of their curious long beaks.
  • "shearwater" (Puffinus cinereus), which is found on the coast of
  • Taxonomic affinities of Audubon's shearwater from Europa Island. for more
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