Pelagic (adj.): Of, relating to, or living in open oceans or seas rather than waters adjacent to land or inland waters: pelagic birds.
[Latin pelagicus, from Greek pelagikos, from pelagos, sea; Indo-European roots.]
* Definition from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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