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dovekie

or dove·key

[duhv-kee]
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noun
  1. a small, short-billed, black and white auk, Alle alle, of northern Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
  2. British. the black guillemot.
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Origin of dovekie

1815–25; dove1 + -kie compound suffix (see -ock, -ie)
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dovekie

dovekey

noun
  1. another name for the little aukSee auk
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Word Origin

C19: Scottish diminutive of dove 1
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