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dovekie

or dovekey

[duhv-kee] /ˈdʌv ki/
noun
1.
a small, short-billed, black and white auk, Alle alle, of northern Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
2.
British. the black guillemot.
Origin of dovekie
1815-1825
1815-25; dove1 + -kie compound suffix (see -ock, -ie)
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dovekie

/ˈdʌvkɪ/
noun
1.
another name for the little auk See auk
Word Origin
C19: Scottish diminutive of dove1
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