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Definition of the noun alca torda

What does alca torda mean as a name of something?


  1. black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of Alca torda: razor-billed auk / razorbill
    • more generic word: auk = black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
    • member of: Alca / genus Alca = type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill

Phrases with Alca torda

Phrases starting with Alca torda:

  1. Alca torda torda
  2. Alca torda islandica

Other phrases containing Alca torda:

  1. subspecies Alca torda torda
  2. Subspecies Alca Torda Islandica

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alca torda

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

Atlantic Ocean, frequenting lofty precipices, from which its eggs are Razor-Bill ( Alca torda). taken, with those of guillemots, etc., by persons let down by ropes. The eggs are esteemed a delicacy; and the flesh of the bird is much used for food .

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

Index- Alca torda, Linn. Razor-billed Auk. Xema ridibunda, Boié. Laughing Gull. Index. fi'w Mergulus alle, Bon. Little Auk. X. atricilla. Black-winged Gull. ' WV Mormon fratercula, Temm. Puflin. X. melanocephala, Boié. Black-headed Gull.

Google previewOrnithological Dictionary of British Birds (1831)

by George Montagu

Alca impennis Alca pica Alca Torda Alcedo Ispida Aluco flammeus Anas acuta .

Google previewA Dictionary of Birds (1894)

It is the Alca torda of Linnaeus3 and most modern authors, congeneric with the Gare- fowl, if not the true Guillemots, between which two forms it is intermediate — differing from the former in its small size and in retaining the power of flight, ...

Google previewThe Eponym Dictionary of Birds (2014)

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson

Razorbill Alca hoieri Merrem, 1819 NCR [JS Alca torda] Dr HenrikHoyer (d.1615) was a Norwegian physician in the Færoe Islands intheearly part of the 17th century. Hoyer,. H. F. Common Whitethroat ssp. Sylvia communis hoyeri ...

Google previewAn etmological dictionary of the scottish language (1818)

by John Jamieson

The razorbill, Alca torda, Orkn. Barry. BAUSY, adj. Big, strong. Dunbar . Su. G. basse, vir potens. To BAW, v. a. To hush, to lull. Watson. Fr. bas, low. V, Balow. BAW, s. 1. A ball, used in play, S. Ramsay. 2. Money given to school-boys ...

Google previewThe Birdwatcher's Dictionary (2010)

by Peter Weaver

North American name British name Scientific name Auk, Razor-billed Razorbill Alca torda Baldpate American Wigeon Anas americana Brant Brent Goose Brama bernicla Creeper, Brown Treecreeper Certhia familiaris Crossbill, Red Crossbill ...

Google previewThe Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ... (1896)

To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...

The RAzoh-BILL (ALCA ToRDA). 2. The Little Auk of Pennant and others, called also the Common Rotche, and the Little White and Black Diver, is the Mergmius melanoleucos of Yarrell's British Birds, the M. alle of Carpenter and Dallas, and ...

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