petrel

[n] - relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
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Petrel

Pe'trel noun [ French pétrel ; a dim. of the name Peter , Latin Petrus , Greek ... a stone ( John i. 42 ); -- probably so called in allusion to St. Peter's walking on the sea. See Petrify .] (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds...
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petrel

<ornithology> Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds belonging to the family Procellaridae. The small petrels, or Mother Carey's chickens, belong to Oceanites, Oceanodroma, Procellaria, and several allied genera. Diving petrel, any bird of the genus Pelecanoides. They chiefly inhabit the southern hemisphere. Fulmar petrel, Giant ...
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petrel

noun relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
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Petrel

• (n.) Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds belonging to the family Procellaridae. The small petrels, or Mother Carey`s chickens, belong to Oceanites, Oceanodroma, Procellaria, and several allied genera.
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petrel

any of a number of seabirds of the order Procellariiformes, particularly certain members of the family Procellariidae, which also includes the ... [2 related articles]
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petrel

petrel (pe'trul) , common name given various oceanic birds belonging, like the albatross and the shearwater, to the order known commonly as tube-nosed swimmers. There are two families of petrels: the storm petrels (Hydrobatidae) and the diving petrels (Pelecanoididae). Many skim the waves so clo...
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Petrel

The Petrel is any of various families of seabirds, including the worldwide Storm Petrels (family Procellariidae), which include the smallest seabirds, and the Diving Petrels (family Pelecanoididae) of the southern hemisphere, which feed by diving underwater and are characterized by having nostril tubes. They include the Fulmars and Shearwaters.
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petrel

Any of various families of seabirds in the order Procellariiforme, including the worldwide storm petrels (family Hydrobatidae), which include the smallest seabirds (some only 13 cm/5 in long), and the diving petrels (family Pelecanoididae) of the southern hemisphere. All have a hooked bill, rudim...
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Petrel

[reservoir software] Petrel is a Schlumberger owned E&P software platform that provides an integrated solution from exploration to production. It allows the user to interpret seismic data, perform well correlation, build reservoir models suitable for simulation, submit and visualize simulation results, calculate volumes, produce maps and de...
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Petrel

[disambiguation] Petrel can refer to ...
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Petrel

[rocket] The Petrel was a British sounding rocket. The Petrel 1 was launched, like the Skua 1, with 3 Chick booster rockets. The Chick motors were fitted into a Booster Carriage that also carried the two parachutes that brought it back to earth for re-use. The Petrel 1 was 3.34 m long, had a diameter of 19 cm and reached a maximum altitude ...
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Petrel

Petrels are tube-nosed seabirds in the bird order Procellariiformes. The common name does not indicate relationship beyond that point, as `petrels` occur in three of the four families within that group (except the albatross family, Diomedeidae). Having a fossil record that was assumed to extend back at least 60 million years, the Procellariiform.....
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petrel

long-winged seabird with hooked bill
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