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

Origin of auklet

First recorded in 1885–90; auk + -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for auklet

Historical Examples of 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


  1. any of various small auks of the genera Aethia and Ptychoramphus
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