AUK

auk

(noun) black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

auk (plural auks)

Any of several species of Arctic sea birds of the family Alcidae.

Synonym: alcid

Anagrams

• Kau

Source: Wiktionary


Auk, n. Etym: [Prov. E. alk; akin to Dan. alke, Icel. & Sw. alka.] (Zoöl.)

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

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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