plural noun

: a suborder of Charadriiformes coextensive with the family Alcidae and including the auks, murres, and puffins

Word History


New Latin, from Alca

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alcae was in 1824

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“Alcae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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