Definition of pintado petrel in English:

pintado petrel

noun

  • another term for Cape pigeon
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Portuguese and Spanish pintado ‘guinea fowl’ + petrel.

Pronunciation

pintado petrel

/pinˌtädō ˈpetrəl/