One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A common petrel of southern oceans, having black plumage with white markings.
Daption capense, family Procellariidae
- ‘The distinctively patterned Pintado Petrel is fairly common and the Sooty Shearwater is usually seen.’
- ‘Throughout the voyage, giant petrels, wandering and black-browed albatross and pintado petrels followed the ship, providing me with constant opportunities for flight photos.’
Early 17th century: from Portuguese and Spanish pintado ‘guinea fowl’ + petrel.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.