fulmar

noun
ful·mar | \ ˈfu̇l-mər , -ˌmär \

Definition of fulmar 

: 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

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Other sightings around the Cape included 2 blue-winged warblers at Scusset Beach State Reservation in Sandwich, a clapper rail and a seaside sparrow at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, a sora in North Truro, and 2 Northern fulmars at sea east of Truro. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of fulmar

1698, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fulmar

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

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