• Definition for "dovekie"
    • a little black-and-white sea bird (Alle alle) of…
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dovekie definition

  • noun:
    • a little black-and-white sea bird (Alle alle) of Arctic and north Atlantic oceans, having a quick bill and a stout human body. Also known as little auk.
    • a little as well as white seabird, of the genus Alle, associated with north Atlantic; the little auk.
    • A guillemot (Uria grylle), regarding the arctic areas. In addition applied to the tiny auk or sea dove. See under dove.
    • The sea-dove or little auk, Mergulus alle or Alle nigricans, a tiny urinatorial or scuba diving bird of the household Alcidæ.
    • little short-billed auk abundant in Arctic areas
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