Definition of fulmar in English:

fulmar

Syllabification: ful·mar
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝olmər, -ˌmär
 
/

noun

  • A gull-sized gray and white seabird of the petrel family, with a stocky body and tubular nostrils.
    • Genus Fulmarus, family Procellariidae: two species, in particular the northern fulmar (F. glacialis) of the arctic
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    • Adélie penguins, Cape petrels, southern fulmars, and six other species were observed for the study.
    • In spring and summer these become home to thousands of sea birds like guillemots, razorbills, puffins, fulmars and kittiwakes.
    • There's always the chance of a minke whale, too, while terns, fulmars, guillemots, puffins and shearwaters come as standard.

Origin

late 17th century: from Hebridean Norn dialect, from Old Norse fúll 'stinking, foul' (because of its habit of regurgitating its stomach contents when disturbed) + már 'gull'.

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