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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pe·trel /ˈpɛtrəl, ˈpi-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pe·trel n.  Zool. Any one of numerous species of longwinged sea birds belonging to the family Procellaridæ.  The small petrels, or Mother Carey's chickens, belong to {Oceanites}, {Oceanodroma}, {Procellaria}, and several allied genera.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far
          from land