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1) auk. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...auk, (ok) (KEY) , common name for a member of the family Alcidae (alcid family), swimming and diving birds of the N Atlantic and Pacific, which includes the guillemots...

2) great auk. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...great auk, see auk....

3) auk. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of several diving sea birds (family Alcidae) of northern regions, such as the razor-billed auk, having a chunky body, short wings, and webbed feet. Norwegian...

4) little auk. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See dovekie....

5) great auk. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A large flightless sea bird (Pinguinus impennis) formerly common on northern Atlantic coasts but extinct since the middle of the 19th century....

6) razor-billed auk. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A sea bird (Alca torda) of the northern Atlantic, having black-and-white plumage and a white-ringed, flattened bill....

7) dovekie. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...dovekie, see auk....

8) Extinct Species [since the time of man]. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The dodo, great auk, quagga, sea-cow, and white rhinoceros. 1 Getting very rare: the bison, the Carolina paraket, the giraffe, and the passenger pigeon once common...

9) razorbill. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A razor-billed auk....

10) puffin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...puffin, common name for a diving bird of the family Alcidae (auk family). Its large, triangular bill, brilliantly colored in yellow, blue, and vermilion, is adapted...

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