razor-billed auk


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ra·zor-billed auk

 (rā′zər-bĭld′)
n.

ra′zor-billed` auk′


n.
a black-and-white auk, Alca torda, of the N Atlantic, having a compressed black bill encircled by a white band. Also called ra′zor•bill`.
[1815–25]
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Noun1.razor-billed auk - black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged billrazor-billed auk - black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
Alca, genus Alca - type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill