[ 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.
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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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