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Any of various small auks of the genus Aethia and related genera of northern Pacific coasts and waters.
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(Animals) any of various small auks of the genera Aethia and Ptychoramphus
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any of several small auks of N Pacific coasts, as Aethia cristatella, having a crest of recurved plumes.
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