or dove·key



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

Origin of dovekie

1815–25; dove1 + -kie compound suffix (see -ock, -ie) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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another name for the little aukSee auk

Word Origin for dovekie

C19: Scottish diminutive of dove 1
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