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dovekie

  
, dovekey  
      n   another name for the little auk (see auk)  
     (C19: Scottish diminutive of dove1)  
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auk  
      n  
1    any of various diving birds of the family Alcidae of northern oceans having a heavy body, short tail, narrow wings, and a black-and-white plumage: order Charadriiformes  
   See also       great auk       razorbill  
2    little auk     (Also called)    dovekie          a small short-billed auk, Plautus alle, abundant in Arctic regions  
     (C17: from Old Norse alka; related to Swedish alka, Danish alke)  


dovekie          , dovekey  
      n   another name for the little auk (see auk)  
     (C19: Scottish diminutive of dove1)  

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dovelike, dovekey, dove, doek

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