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fulmar

[ fool-mer ]
/ ˈfʊl mər /
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noun
any of certain oceanic birds of the petrel family, especially Fulmarus glacialis, a gull-like Arctic species.
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Origin of fulmar

First recorded in 1690–1700; originally dialect (Hebrides), from Icelandic fūl “stinking, foul” + mār “gull” (with reference to its stench); see foul
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British Dictionary definitions for fulmar

fulmar
/ (ˈfʊlmə) /

noun
any heavily built short-tailed oceanic bird of the genus Fulmarus and related genera, of polar regions: family Procellariidae, order Procellariiformes (petrels)

Word Origin for fulmar

C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse fūlmār, from fūll foul + mār gull
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