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noun dove·kie \ˈdəv-kē\

Definition of dovekie

  1. :  a small short-billed auk (Alle alle) breeding on arctic coasts and ranging south in winter

Origin and Etymology of dovekie

diminutive of dove

First Known Use: 1821

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