alcid

noun
al·​cid | \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

First Known Use of alcid

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alcid

New Latin Alcidae, from Alca type, genus, from Swedish alka auk, from Norwegian — more at auk

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