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