Meaning of mollymawk in English:

mollymawk

Pronunciation /ˈmɒlɪmɔːk/

noun

Australian, New Zealand
  • An albatross.

    Genus Diomedea, family Diomedeidae: several species, excluding the wandering and royal albatrosses

    • ‘A fishing centre, Steward Island attracts a population of mollymawks, small albatrosses with wingspans of nearly eight feet.’

Origin

Late 17th century from Dutch mallemok, from mal ‘foolish’ + mok ‘gull’.