Definition of Fulmar petrel
1. Noun. Heavy short-tailed oceanic bird of polar regions.
Generic synonyms: Petrel
Group relationships: Fulmarus, Genus Fulmarus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fulmar Petrel
Literary usage of Fulmar petrel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1857)
"THE fulmar petrel is an annual visitant on the island of St. Kilda, and some of the other ... The habits of the fulmar petrel are peculiar to itself; ..."
2. St. Kilda by Norman Heathcote (1900)
"I have only once seen one of these birds on the wing, and that fulmar petrel ON NEST was after it had been maintaining n stuffy existence in a man's pocket ..."
3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... y Graig of the Welsh; Fulmar and fulmar petrel of the English, by whom it is also named (provincially) M;dle- muck, ..."