ful·​mar | \ ˈfu̇l-mər How to pronounce fulmar (audio) , -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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Recent Examples on the Web Bird researchers working on a boat east of Chatham recorded 326 Wilson’s storm-petrels, a Leach’s storm-petrel, a Northern fulmar, 120 great shearwaters, 112 sooty shearwaters, and 2 Manx shearwaters. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 8 July 2019 Forktail storm petrels, fulmars, shearwaters, kittiwakes, auklets and puffins also died. Dan Joling, The Seattle Times, "Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists," 16 Apr. 2019 Officials recorded deaths of forktail storm petrels, fulmars, shearwaters, kittiwakes, auklets and puffins. Dan Joling, The Seattle Times, "Alaska seabird deaths continue trend tied to warming ocean," 11 Aug. 2018 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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“Fulmar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulmar. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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