Definition of Giant fulmar
1. Noun. Large brownish petrel chiefly of Antarctic seas.
Generic synonyms: Petrel
Group relationships: Genus Macronectes, Macronectes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Fulmar
Literary usage of Giant fulmar
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"Most knowing of all Petrels is the Cape Hen, or giant fulmar ... In its movements, and especially when alighting, the giant fulmar has an uncouth, ..."
2. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1906)
"As the giant fulmar is thus bereft of its generic name, that of Macronectes may be suggested as an equivalent. — Cha«. W. Richmond. ..."
3. Color Key to North American Birds: With Bibliographical Appendix by Frank Michler Chapman, Chester Albert Reed (1912)
" giant fulmar Macronectes giganteus AV 86 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis glacialis 63 86b Pacific Fulmar ..."