Share this entry

Share this page

stormy petrel

Syllabification: storm·y pet·rel

Definition of stormy petrel in English:

noun

Another term for storm petrel.
Example sentences
  • It houses Manx shearwaters, herring and black-backed gulls, razorbills, stormy petrels and guillemots as well as puffins.
  • Wandering albatrosses, Wilson's stormy petrels, Cape petrels and brown-browed albatrosses kept us entertained us with their flights across the waves.

Definition of stormy petrel in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on stormy petrel

Nearby words


Translate stormy petrel

into Spanish
Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something