- any of certain oceanic birds of the petrel family, especially Fulmarus glacialis, a gull-like Arctic species.
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A sea-bird; the Procellaria glacialis, called also fulmar (which see).
One of the names given to the fulmar, Procellaria glacialis.
The earth was blue with summer, and the fulmar cried noisily on the bird cliff.Eskimo Folktales
That day we saw our first bird; a fulmar (Procellaria glacialis).Farthest North
Owing to the rankness of its food, the smell of the Fulmar is very offensive.British Birds in their Haunts
Rev. C. A. Johns
- any heavily built short-tailed oceanic bird of the genus Fulmarus and related genera, of polar regions: family Procellariidae, order Procellariiformes (petrels)