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ful·mar

 (fo͝ol′mər, -mär′)
n.
1. Either of two gull-like birds, Fulmarus glacialis of Arctic regions or F. glacialoides of Antarctic regions, having bluish-gray and white plumage.
2. Any of several similar or related birds.

[Ultimately (via Scots fulmar Scottish Gaelic fulmair) from Old Norse fūlmār : fūll, foul (from the foul-smelling oily liquid that the birds regurgitate as a defense when disturbed ); see pū̆- in Indo-European roots + mār, mew; akin to Old English mǣw.]

fulmar

(ˈfʊlmə)
n
(Animals) 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]

ful•mar

(ˈfʊl mər)

n.
any of several gull-like pelagic birds akin to the shearwaters and petrels, esp. Fulmarus glacialis, of N oceans.
[1690–1700; orig. dial. (Hebrides) < Icelandic fūl stinking, foul + mār gull]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fulmar - heavy short-tailed oceanic bird of polar regionsfulmar - heavy short-tailed oceanic bird of polar regions
petrel - relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
Translations
mallemuk
fýll

fulmar

fulmar

[ˈfʊlməʳ] nprocellaria dei ghiacci
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The condor lays a couple of eggs and the ostrich a score, and yet in the same country the condor may be the more numerous of the two: the Fulmar petrel lays but one egg, yet it is believed to be the most numerous bird in the world.
THE Fulmar will be one of the larger of the New England-style properties at Beadnell Point.
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The intake list included 20 tawny owls, seven carrion crows, three sparrowhawks, seven wood pigeon, two jackdaws, two Canada geese, two dunnocks, two starlings, five feral pigeons, two black-black birds, two collared doves, three house martins, 11 herring gulls, a shelduck, kingfisher, woodpecker, blue tit, cormorant, gold-finch, magpie, mallard, rook, guillemot, fulmar, kestrel, black-headed gull, barn owls, pipistrel bats, a vole, a weasel, rabbits, a grey squirrel and 22 hedgehogs.
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The 25ft vessels, Fulmar and Neptune, ran into difficulties near to the Huskisson Dock, at around 10.
A murder inquiry was launched after the 21-year-old, from Fulmar Lane, Wellingborough, Northants, was pronounced dead in hospital.
Trainee accountant Ben, 24, lives with Bryher at Fulmar Close, St Mellons, Cardiff.
Fisher (1952) also cites indirect evidence of fulmars eating wounded birds, direct observations of attacking gulls (Laridae), and one captive fulmar killing, but not consuming a European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris).