sea dove
Rotche Rotche, n. (Zo["o]l.) A very small arctic sea bird ({Mergulus alle}, or {Alle alle}) common on both coasts of the Atlantic in winter; -- called also {little auk}, {dovekie}, {rotch}, {rotchie}, and {sea dove}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sea dove — Dove Dove (d[u^]v), n. [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. d[=u]fe; akin to OS. d[=u]ba, D. duif, OHG. t[=u]ba, G. taube, Icel. d[=u]fa, Sw. dufva, Dan. due, Goth. d[=u]b[=o]; perh. from the root of E. dive.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A pigeon of the genus {Columba} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea dove — (Zo[ o]l.) The little auk, or rotche. See Illust. of {Rotche}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea dove — noun 1. : dovekie 2 2. : black guillemot * * * sea dove noun Another name for the little auk • • • Main Entry: ↑sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dove — (d[u^]v), n. [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. d[=u]fe; akin to OS. d[=u]ba, D. duif, OHG. t[=u]ba, G. taube, Icel. d[=u]fa, Sw. dufva, Dan. due, Goth. d[=u]b[=o]; perh. from the root of E. dive.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A pigeon of the genus {Columba} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dove tick — Dove Dove (d[u^]v), n. [OE. dove, duve, douve, AS. d[=u]fe; akin to OS. d[=u]ba, D. duif, OHG. t[=u]ba, G. taube, Icel. d[=u]fa, Sw. dufva, Dan. due, Goth. d[=u]b[=o]; perh. from the root of E. dive.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A pigeon of the genus {Columba} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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