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dovekie

or dove·key

[ duhv-kee ]
/ ˈdʌv ki /
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noun

a small, short-billed, black and white auk, Alle alle, of northern Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
British. the black guillemot.

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Origin of dovekie

1815–25; dove1 + -kie compound suffix (see -ock, -ie)
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dovekie

dovekey

/ (ˈdʌvkɪ) /

noun

another name for the little aukSee auk

Word Origin for dovekie

C19: Scottish diminutive of dove 1
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