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mollymawk

[mol-ee-mawk] /ˈmɒl iˌmɔk/
noun
1.
any of various oceanic birds, as the fulmar or albatross.
Also, mallemuck, mollymoke.
Origin of mollymawk
1685-1695
1685-95; < Dutch mallemok, equivalent to malle, variant of mal foolish + mok < Norwegian mak mew2
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  • He also came upon a mollymawk rookery on the south-western point of the island, and managed to take one of the birds by hand.

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mollymawk

/ˈmɒlɪˌmɔːk/
noun
1.
(NZ) an informal name for mallemuck
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