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Definition of the noun alcidae

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noun - plural: -

  1. web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.

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Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia (1999)

by James H. Marsh

Penelope Reed Doob Auk Alcidae is a family of highly specialized SEABIRDS that contains ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Alcidae Sand-grouse (17) Pteroclidae Muscovy (12) Anatidae Sandpiper ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1922)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

DIVER, a name that when applied to a bird is commonly used in a sense even more vague than that of loom, several of the sea ducks or Fuligulinae and mergansers being frequently so called, to say nothing of certain of the auks or Alcidae ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

family name Alcidae, f. mod.L. genus name Alca (adopted by C. Linnaeus in ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

Alcidae (al's de), ". # [NL., (Alca + -idae.] The auks; a family of natatorial sea-birds hav; ing short wings and tail, palmate three-toed feet, and a bill shaped very variously in the different species. The body is stout and clumsy, and the legs are ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

Alcidae (al's de). ". £ [NL., & Alca + -idae.] The auks; a family of natatorial sea- birds hav: ing short wings and tail, palmate three-toed feet, and a bill shaped very variously in the different species. The body is stout and clumsy, and the legs are ...

Google previewAntarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes] (2014)

by Andrew Jon Hund

and auks (Alcidae). Of these families, the one petrel (Northern Fulmar, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2003)

by Michael Allaby

See Alcidae. marbled newt (Triturus ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

base auk (Alcidae, alcidine) alea- [L. alea, game of chance] base dice; chance (aleatoric, aleatory) alectoro-,alectryo- [Gr. alektrion, cock] comb cock; rooster ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

Alcidae (al'si-de), n. pi. [NL., < Alca + -ida.] The auks ; a family of natatorial sea-birds having short wings and tail, palmate three-toed feet, and a bill shaped very variously in the different species. The body is stout and clumsy, ...

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