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auklet

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/ ˈɔk lɪt /
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noun

any of several small auks of the coasts of the North Pacific, as Aethia cristatella(crested auklet ), having a crest of recurved plumes.

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Origin of auklet

First recorded in 1885–90; auk + -let
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Example sentences from the Web for auklet

  • This bird is much like Cassin Auklet, but lacking the white spot over the eye and having a white breast.

    Western Bird Guide|Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed, Harry F. Harvey, and Rex I. Brasher
  • Similar in form and plumage to the Paroquet Auklet, except the whole under parts are gray.

    Western Bird Guide|Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed, Harry F. Harvey, and Rex I. Brasher
  • This Auklet is fairly abundant on the Farallones, breeding on the lower portions of the island.

    The Bird Book|Chester A. Reed

British Dictionary definitions for auklet

auklet
/ (ˈɔːklɪt) /

noun

any of various small auks of the genera Aethia and Ptychoramphus
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