razor-billed auk

[ rey-zer-bild ]
/ ˈreɪ zərˌbɪld /

noun

a black and white auk, Alca torda, of the American and European coasts of the northern North Atlantic, having a compressed black bill encircled by a white band.

Nearby words

  1. razoo,
  2. razor,
  3. razor blade,
  4. razor clam,
  5. razor wire,
  6. razor-cut,
  7. razor-shell,
  8. razorback,
  9. razorbill auk,
  10. razorblade

Origin of razor-billed auk

First recorded in 1815–25

Also called ra·zor·bill.

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