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fulmar

[foo l-mer] /ˈfʊl mər/
noun
1.
any of certain oceanic birds of the petrel family, especially Fulmarus glacialis, a gull-like Arctic species.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; orig. dial. (Hebrides) < Icelandic fūl stinking, foul + mār gull (with reference to its stench)
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fulmar

/ˈfʊlmə/
noun
1.
any heavily built short-tailed oceanic bird of the genus Fulmarus and related genera, of polar regions: family Procellariidae, order Procellariiformes (petrels)
Word Origin
C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse fūlmār, from fūll foul + mār gull
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