[ sil-kee ]
/ ˈsɪl ki /
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a mythical creature that looks like a seal in water but assumes human form on land.
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Also sil·kie . Sometimes 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
/ (ˈsɛlkɪ) /
Scot a variant of silkie
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