Definition of Mother carey's chicken

1. Noun. Medium-sized storm petrel.

Exact synonyms: Mother Carey's Hen, Oceanites Oceanicus
Generic synonyms: Storm Petrel
Group relationships: Genus Oceanites, Oceanites

Definition of Mother carey's chicken

1. Noun. The storm petrel ¹

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Literary usage of Mother carey's chicken

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1. Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and (1881)
"MOTHER CAREY S CHICKEN, a name familiarly given by sailors to the storm petrel and other small oceanic species of Petrel (qv). ..."

2. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1867)
"The Stormy Petrel, or Mother Carey-s Chicken, T.pelagica, Bonaparte, of the Atlantic, is five and three quarters inches Leach-s Petrel, T. Leachii, ..."

3. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species, and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"Under the name of " Stormy Petrel," or " Mother Carey-s Chicken," they are familiar to most people who have made sea voyages. On tireless wing they follow ..."

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