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dove·kie

also dove·key  (dŭv′kē)
n.
A small black-and-white seabird (Alle alle) of the Arctic and northern Atlantic Oceans, having a short bill and a stout body. Also called little auk.

[ Diminutive of dove.]

dovekie

(ˈdʌvkɪ) or

dovekey

n
(Animals) another name for the little auk. See auk
[C19: Scottish diminutive of dove1]

dove•kie

or dove•key

(ˈdʌv ki)

n., pl. -kies or -keys.
a small short-billed black-and-white auk, Alle alle, of N Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
[1815–25; dove1 + -kie compound suffix (see -ock, -ie)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dovekie - small short-billed auk abundant in Arctic regionsdovekie - small short-billed auk abundant in Arctic regions
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
genus Plautus, Plautus - a genus of Alcidae
Translations
petit guillemot