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selkie

[ sil-kee ]
/ ˈsɪl ki /
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noun Scot.
a mythical creature that looks like a seal in water but assumes human form on land.
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Sometimes sil·kie . Rarely seal·chie .

Origin of selkie

First recorded in 1685–95; Scots dialect (Orkney and Shetland Islands) variant of seal2
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British Dictionary definitions for selkie

selkie
/ (ˈsɛlkɪ) /

noun
Scot a variant of silkie
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