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1. auk

noun. black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas.

Synonyms

  • sea bird
  • Alcidae
  • dovekie
  • razorbill
  • Alca torda
  • razor-billed auk
  • Pinguinus impennis
  • great auk
  • seabird
  • seafowl
  • guillemot
  • little auk
  • auklet
  • Plautus alle

Etymology

  • ├ílka (Icelandic)
  • ├ílka (Old Norse)

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1. Noun, singular or mass
Of Ireland's indigenous animals, those currently extinct include the great Irish elk, the grey wolf and the great auk, according to the Authentic Ireland website.

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