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  • n. Any of several species of large pelagic petrels and fulmars, such as Fulmarus glacialis of the North Atlantic and several species of Æstrelata of the Southern Ocean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of large pelagic petrels and fulmars, as Fulmarus glacialis, of the North Atlantic, and several species of Æstrelata, of the Southern Ocean. See fulmar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as mallemuck.

Etymologies

Swedish mallemucke the stormy petrel. (Wiktionary)

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  • Any one of several species of large pelagic petrels and fulmars, as Fulmarus glacialis, of the North Atlantic, and several species of aestrelata, of the Southern Ocean. See Fulmar.

    Alternative forms: mollymawk, malmock, mollemock, mallemocke

    Origin: Sw. Mallemucke the stormy petrel

    January 18, 2009