fulmar

fulmar

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

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

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fulmar (ˈfʊlmə)
 
n
any heavily built short-tailed oceanic bird of the genus Fulmarus and related genera, of polar regions: family Procellariidae, order Procellariiformes (petrels)
 
[C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse fūlmār, from fūll foul + mār gull]

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