alcid


al·cid

noun \ˈal-səd\

Definition of ALCID

:  any of a family (Alcidae, the alcid family) of web-footed diving birds with short legs and wings that includes the auks, murres, and puffins

Origin of ALCID

New Latin Alcidae, from Alca type, genus, from Swedish alka auk, from Norwegian — more at auk
First Known Use: 1885

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