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auk

noun \ˈk\

: a black-and-white seabird of northern oceans

Full Definition of AUK

:  any of several black-and-white short-necked diving seabirds of the alcid family that breed in colder parts of the northern hemisphere — compare great auk
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Origin of AUK

Norwegian or Icelandic alk, alka, from Old Norse ālka
First Known Use: 1674

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AUK Defined for Kids

auk

noun \ˈk\

Definition of AUK for Kids

:  a black-and-white diving seabird of cold parts of the northern hemisphere

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