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cahow

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Imitative of its cry.

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cahow (plural cahows)

  1. An endangered nocturnal burrowing bird, Pterodroma cahow, from Bermuda; the Bermuda petrel.
    • 2000, Errol Fuller, Extinct Birds, Oxford 2000, p. 60:
      The cahow was known to colonists in Bermuda during the early part of the seventeenth century, and these people relied on it quite heavily for food.