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auk


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Auk  \Auk\,  n.  [Prov.  E.  alk;  akin  to  Dan.  alke,  Icel.  &  Sw 
  alka.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  name  given  to  various  species  of  arctic  sea  birds  of  the 
  family  {Alcid[ae]}.  The  great  auk,  now  extinct,  is  {Alca  (or 
  Plautus)  impennis}.  The  razor-billed  auk  is  {A.  torda}.  See 
  {Puffin},  {Guillemot},  and  {Murre}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  auk 
  n  :  black-and-white  short-necked  web-footed  diving  bird  of 
  northern  seas 




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