dovekie

noun
dove·​kie | \ ˈdəv-kē How to pronounce dovekie (audio) \

Definition of dovekie

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

Examples of dovekie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Richards confirms that monkfish can prey on small birds called dovekies, and the biggest could indeed snatch a goose. Rachel Ellner, BostonGlobe.com, "Marsala brings out the beauty in monkfish," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of dovekie

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dovekie

diminutive of dove

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“Dovekie.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dovekie. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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