Lexicon:Procellaria gigantean of Mumpsimus

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Citation: procellaria gigantean of Mumpsimus
Language: Latin
References: The Unknown Shore, page 136
Meaning: the giant wind-borne one of Mumpsimus


Mumpsimus is a joke name.

Additional information

Procellaria gigantea (sic: this corrected spelling, without the redundant final n, appears in the HarperCollins paperback, p.110) is a genuine scientific name, actually coined by J.F. Gmelin in 1789. The English name of the bird so designated is usually given as Southern Giant Petrel; Audubon knew it as the Giant Fulmar and sailors, colloquially, as the Stinkpot.

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