Definition of mollymawk in English:

mollymawk

Line breaks: molly|mawk
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒlɪmɔːk
 
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noun

chiefly Australian/NZ
An albatross.
  • Genus Diomedea, family Diomedeidae: several species, excluding the wandering and royal albatrosses
More example sentences
  • A fishing centre, Steward Island attracts a population of mollymawks, small albatrosses with wingspans of nearly eight feet.

Origin

late 17th century: from Dutch mallemok, from mal 'foolish' + mok 'gull'.

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