from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small auks of the genus Aethia and related genera of northern Pacific coasts and waters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several small seabirds in the genera Aethia, Cerorhinca and Ptychoramphus of the auk family Alcidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little auk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts


From auk + -let (Wiktionary)



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