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fulmar

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noun ful·mar \ˈfu̇l-mər, -ˌmär\

Definition of fulmar

  1. :  a seabird (Fulmarus glacialis) of colder northern seas closely related to the petrels; also :  a related bird (F. glacialoides) of circumpolar distribution in colder southern seas



Origin of fulmar

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse fūlmār fulmar, from fūll foul + mār gull — more at mew


First Known Use: 1698


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