fulmar

[ foo l-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.

Nearby words

  1. fullom,
  2. fully,
  3. fully fashioned,
  4. fully fledged,
  5. fully-fledged,
  6. fulminant,
  7. fulminate,
  8. fulminating compound,
  9. fulminating powder,
  10. fulmination

Origin of fulmar

1690–1700; orig. dial. (Hebrides) < Icelandic fūl stinking, foul + mār gull (with reference to its stench)

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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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