crested auklet


noun

See under auklet.

auklet

[awk-lit]

noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for crested auklet

auklet

noun

any of various small auks of the genera Aethia and Ptychoramphus
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