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A large auk (Alca torda) of the northern Atlantic, having black-and-white plumage, a long tail, and a flattened bill. Also called razor-billed auk.


(ˈreɪzəˌbɪl) ,

razorbill auk


razor-billed auk

(Animals) a common auk, Alca torda, of the North Atlantic, having a thick laterally compressed bill with white markings
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Noun1.razorbill - black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged billrazorbill - 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


[ˈreɪzəbɪl] Nalca f común


[ˈreɪzəˌbɪl] ngazza marina
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