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Meaning of diving petrel

div'ing pet"rel

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several small seabirds of the family Pelecanoididae, of Southern Hemisphere seas, having compact bodies, tubelike processes near the nostrils, and usually drab plumage.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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