Definition of pintado petrel in US English:

pintado petrel


  • 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.’


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


pintado petrel

/pinˌtädō ˈpetrəl/