Auk

Definition of Auk

n.1.(Zool.) A name given to various species of arctic sea birds of the family Alcidæ. The great auk, now extinct, is Alca impennis (or Plautus impennis) . The razor-billed auk is Alca torda. See Puffin, Guillemot, and Murre.

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Alca torda, Alcidae, auklet, dovekie, family Alcidae, great auk, guillemot, little auk, Pinguinus impennis, Plautus alle, razor-billed auk, razorbill, sea bird, seabird, seafowl
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