Definition of fulmar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfʊlmə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʊlmər//
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a grey and white bird that lives near the sea See related entries: Birds Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Hebridean Norn dialect, from Old Norse fúll ‘stinking, foul’ (because of its habit of regurgitating its stomach contents when disturbed) + már ‘gull’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fulmar