selkie

or seal·chie, sil·kie

[ sil-kee ]
/ ˈsɪl ki /

noun Scot.

a mythical creature that looks like a seal in water but assumes human form on land.

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silkie

selkie

/ (ˈsɪlkɪ) /

noun

a Scot word for seal 2

Word Origin for silkie

from earlier Scot selich, Old English seolh

British Dictionary definitions for silkie (2 of 2)

selkie
/ (ˈsɛlkɪ) /

noun

Scot a variant of silkie
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