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 for Oceanodroma furcata
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mother \Moth"er\ (m[u^][th]"[~e]r), n. [OE. moder, AS. m[=o]dor;
     akin to D. moeder, OS. m[=o]dar, G. mutter, OHG. muotar,
     Icel. m[=o][eth]ir, Dan. & Sw. moder, OSlav. mati, Russ.
     mate, Ir. & Gael. mathair, L. mater, Gr. mh`thr, Skr.
     m[=a]t[.r]; cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure. [root]268. Cf.
     Material, Matrix, Metropolis, Father.]
     1. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a
        woman who has borne a child.
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     2. That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of
        birth or origin; generatrix.
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              Alas! poor country! . . . it can not
              Be called our mother, but our grave.  --Shak.
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              I behold . . . the solitary majesty of Crete, mother
              of a religion, it is said, that lived two thousand
              years.                                --Landor.
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     3. An old woman or matron. [Familiar]
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     4. The female superior or head of a religious house, as an
        abbess, etc.
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     5. Hysterical passion; hysteria. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Mother Carey's chicken (Zool.), any one of several species
        of small petrels, as the stormy petrel ({Procellaria
        pelagica), and Leach's petrel ({Oceanodroma leucorhoa}),
        both of the Atlantic, and Oceanodroma furcata of the
        North Pacific.
     Mother Carey's goose (Zool.), the giant fulmar of the
        Pacific. See Fulmar.
     Mother's mark (Med.), a congenital mark upon the body; a
        birthmark; a naevus.
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