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 (fo͝ol′mər, -mär′)
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.]
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(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]
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(ˈfʊl mər)

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]
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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
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[ˈfʊlməʳ] nprocellaria dei ghiacci
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