web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.
Syn: ↑family Alcidae
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Charadriiformes, ↑order Charadriiformes
Member Meronyms:

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\\ˈalsəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Alca, type genus + -idae
: a family of diving birds (order Charadriiformes) having short wings and tail, webbed feet, a large head and heavy body, and thick compact plumage, being confined to the northern parts of the northern hemisphere, and including the auks, puffins, guillemots, murres, and related forms

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Alcidae /alˈsi-dē/
plural noun
The auk family

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  • alcidae — al·ci·dae …   English syllables

  • ALCIDAE Statuae — vide Alybe …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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