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or seal·chie, sil·kie

noun Scot.
  1. a mythical creature that looks like a seal in water but assumes human form on land.
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Examples from the Web for selkie

Historical Examples

  • In Shetland it is the “haff-fish,” or selkie, a fallen spirit.

    Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art

    John Vinycomb

  • Within the last ten years a man pulled down and rebuilt his byre because of some 'ongoings with a selkie flipper.'

British Dictionary definitions for selkie


  1. Scot a variant of silkie
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