- Also al·ci·dine [al-si-dahyn] /ˈæl sɪˌdaɪn/. of, pertaining, or belonging to the family Alcidae, comprising the auks, murres, puffins, etc.
- a bird of the family Alcidae.
Origin of alcid
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Alcid: Auks, Puffins, etc.—These birds are found off the coast during migration, but breed on the rocky shores of both coasts.Manual of Taxidermy
Charles Johnson Maynard
Uria, ū′ri-a, n. a genus of Alcid—the guillemots and murres.