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A large flightless seabird (Pinguinus impennis) formerly common on northern Atlantic coasts but extinct since the mid-1800s.
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(Animals) a large flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, extinct since the middle of the 19th century
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a large flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, of rocky islands off N Atlantic coasts: extinct since 1844.
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|Noun||1.||great 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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