Al·​cae | \ ˈal-ˌsē \

Definition of Alcae

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

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First Known Use of Alcae

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcae

New Latin, from Alca

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“Alcae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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