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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 previewOrnithological Dictionary of British Birds (1831)

by George Montagu

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

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 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 previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

Alca torda, razor-bill. Green. Akhardluk. 3. Alca fica, black-billed auk. Green, Akha. 4. Alca arctica, puffin. Green. Killanga.k. 5. Alca alle, littic auk. Green. Mk/ alliarsuk. The asca fica yies with the eider duck in point of utility to the Greenlanders.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1868)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

{Alca torda). eggs are taken, with those of guillemots, &c, by persons who are let down by ropes for that purpose. The eOT8 are esteemed a delicacy ; and the flesh of the bird itself is much used for food. Great numbers of razor-bills are ...

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 previewChamber's Condensed Encyclopedia (1895)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ... by D. T. Stuart

now, it is believed, extinct, and the razorbin (Alca torda). Aulic, 'lik. Pertaining to a royal court. In the old German Empire the A. Council was a court of jurisdiction which decided ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Birds (1894)

by Alfred Newton

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, ...


and the razor-bill (Alca torda). d'Aumale, fought at Agincourt, and de- The great auk or gair-fowl, a bird about feated the English at Gravelle (1423). — 3 feet in length, used to be plentiful in Claude II, Duo ...

Google previewThe National Standard Encyclopedia (1888)

A Dictionary of Literature, the Sciences and the Arts, for Popular Use

now, it is believed, extinct, and the razor-bill (Alca torda). Aulic, 'lik. Pertaining to a royal court. In the old German Empire the A. Council was a court of jurisdiction which decided ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1846)

by John Jamieson

The razorbill,(alca torda, Linn.) Mearns. V. Nome and Tom“ NODDIE. TAMMY- HARPER,a. The cancer araneus, Loth. To TAMMIL, v. a. 1. To scatter from carelessness, Loth. 2. To scatter from design; as money amongst a crowd, as candidates ...

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