See under mutton bird.
any of several long-winged seabirds, often used as food, especially Puffinus tenuirostris (short-tailed shearwater) of Australia and Puffinus griseus (sooty shearwater) which breeds in the Southern Hemisphere and winters in the Northern Hemisphere.
(Austral) a large Australian shearwater that migrates to the northern hemisphere in the southern winter
[shawrt-tem-perd] /ˈʃɔrtˈtɛm pərd/ adjective 1. having a quick, hasty temper; irascible. short-tempered adjective 1. easily moved to anger; irascible
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