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dove·kiealso dove·key (dŭv′kē)
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.]
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(Animals) another name for the little auk. See auk
[C19: Scottish diminutive of dove1]
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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.
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|Noun||1.||dovekie - small short-billed auk abundant in Arctic regions|
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
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