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|Noun||1.||family Alcidae - web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.|
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Charadriiformes, order Charadriiformes - large diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters: shorebirds and coastal diving birds; most feed on anima life
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
puffin - any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills