- 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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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Alcidae, a family of sea birds including the auks, guillemots, puffins, and related forms
C20: from New Latin Alcidae, from Alca type genus
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