Petrel Pe"trel, n. [F. p['e]trel; a dim. of the name Peter, L. Petrus, Gr. ? a stone (--John i. 42); -- probably so called in allusion to St. Peter's walking on the sea. See {Petrify}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds belonging to the family {Procellarid[ae]}. The small petrels, or Mother Carey's chickens, belong to {{Oceanites}}, {{Oceanodroma}}, {{Procellaria}}, and several allied genera. [1913 Webster]

{Diving petrel}, any bird of the genus {Pelecanoides}. They chiefly inhabit the southern hemisphere.

{Fulmar petrel}, {Giant petrel}. See {Fulmar}.

{Pintado petrel}, the Cape pigeon. See under {Cape}.

{Pintado petrel}, any one of several small petrels, especially {Procellaria pelagica}, or Mother Carey's chicken, common on both sides of the Atlantic. [1913 Webster]

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