Definition of mollymawk in English:

mollymawk

noun

Australian, NZ
  • 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’.

Pronunciation

mollymawk

/ˈmɒlɪmɔːk/