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Definition of Manx shearwater

Manx shearwater
Manx Manx, a. Of or pertaining to the Isle of Man, or its inhabitants; as, the Manx language. Manx cat (Zo["o]l.), a breed of domestic cats having a rudimentary tail, containing only about three vertebrae. Manx shearwater (Zo["o]l.), an oceanic bird (Puffinus anglorum, or P. puffinus), called also Manx petrel, Manx puffin. It was formerly abundant in the Isle of Man.

Meaning of Manx shearwater from wikipedia

- The Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) is a medium-sized shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae. The scientific name of this species records...
- species, like the Manx shearwater are cruciform in flight, with their long wings held directly out from their bodies. Many shearwaters are long-distance...
- more drawn out than the Manx shearwater's. The yelkouan shearwater has a more contrasted appearance than the Balearic shearwater with which its winter range...
- well known for its wildlife: around half the world's po****tion of Manx shearwaters nest on the island, the Atlantic puffin colony is the largest in southern...
- shearwaters which are difficult to identify and whose classification is controversial. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the Manx shearwater...
- variants, that referred to the cured carc**** of the fat nestling of the Manx shearwater, a former delicacy. The specific mauretanicus refers to Mauretania...
- Manx cattle became extinct c. 1815. A description of the breed survives along with a record that the Manx people referred to them as Boaghans or Boghans...
- with the minimum of active flight. Some small species, such as the Manx shearwater, are cruciform in flight, with their long wings held directly out from...
- cowini), an insect Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus), a seabird Isle of Man cabbage (Coincya monensis monensis), sometimes called the Manx cabbage Cabbage...
- applied to the fatty, salted meat of young birds of the unrelated Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus), formerly known as the "Manks puffin". Puffin is...