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Is a seafarer's name for several species of small, black-backed albatross including Diomedia melanophrys, but according to Webster's Dictionary it is also applied to fulmars. The name is derived from a Dutch word mallemowk, meaning foolish gull, because seafarers found them so easy to catch when they landed on ships.

See also seabirds.

See also seabirds.

M. V. Angel

Subjects: Maritime History.


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