dovekie

or dove·key

[duhv-kee]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. dove color,
  2. dove prion,
  3. dove prism,
  4. dove, rita,
  5. dovecote,
  6. doven,
  7. dover,
  8. dover's powder,
  9. dover, strait of,
  10. dovetail

Origin of dovekie

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

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British Dictionary definitions for dovekie

dovekie

dovekey

noun

another name for the little aukSee auk

Word Origin for dovekie

C19: Scottish diminutive of dove 1

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