Meaning of mutton bird

mut'ton bird"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several long-winged seabirds, often used as food, esp. Puffinus tenuirostrisof Australia and Puffinus griseuswhich breeds in the Southern Hemisphere and winters in the Northern Hemisphere.
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