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Cape hen Line breaks: Cape hen

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of Cape hen in English:


The white-chinned petrel of southern oceans, with mainly dark brown plumage.
  • Procellaria aequinoctialis, family Procellariidae
Example sentences
  • Above them and about them circled curious and hungry albatrosses, Cape hens, and mollyhawks.
  • We lost a Cape hen that decided to perch on top of the flange on a freezing night.
  • Adult Cape hens often have coral pink colour behind the cere.
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