- any of several small, chunky diving birds of the family Alcidae, of North Pacific coasts.
Origin of murrelet
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- any of several small diving birds of the genus Brachyramphus and related genera, similar and related to the auks: family Alcidae, order Charadriiformes
C19: from murre + -let
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