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alcid

[ al-sid ]
/ ˈæl sɪd /
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adjective

Also al·ci·dine [al-si-dahyn]. /ˈæl sɪˌdaɪn/. of, pertaining, or belonging to the family Alcidae, comprising the auks, murres, puffins, etc.

noun

a bird of the family Alcidae.

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Origin of alcid

<New Latin Alcidae name of the family, equivalent to Alc(a) an auk genus (<Scandinavian; see auk) + -idae-id2
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