auklet

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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.

Nearby words

  1. augustinians,
  2. augustly,
  3. augustus,
  4. augustus caesar,
  5. auk,
  6. aulard,
  7. auld,
  8. auld lang syne,
  9. auld reekie,
  10. aulic

Origin of auklet

First recorded in 1885–90; auk + -let

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Examples from the Web for auklet

  • 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

noun

any of various small auks of the genera Aethia and Ptychoramphus
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