Fulmar

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Fulmar

(Science: ornithology) One of several species of sea birds, of the family procellariidae, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well-known species are the arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) (called also fulmar petrel, malduck, and mollemock), and the giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea).

Origin: Icel. Fulmar. See foul, and man a gull.