[ al-sid ]
/ ˈæl sɪd /


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

< New Latin Alcidae name of the family, equivalent to Alc(a) an auk genus (< Scandinavian; see auk) + -idae -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for alcidine

/ (ˈælsɪˌdaɪn) /


of, relating to, or belonging to the Alcidae, a family of sea birds including the auks, guillemots, puffins, and related forms

Word Origin for alcidine

C20: from New Latin Alcidae, from Alca type genus
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