great auk

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great auk

n.
A large flightless seabird (Pinguinus impennis) formerly common on northern Atlantic coasts but extinct since the mid-1800s.

great auk

n
(Animals) a large flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, extinct since the middle of the 19th century

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n.
a large flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, of rocky islands off N Atlantic coasts: extinct since 1844.
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Noun1.great auk - large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coastsgreat auk - large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coasts; extinct
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
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