dovekie
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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  • Dovekie — Dove kie, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A guillemot ({Uria grylle}), of the arctic regions. Also applied to the little auk or sea dove. See under {Dove}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dovekie — or dovekey [duv′kē΄] n. [ DOVE1 + kie, key, dim. suffix] a small auk (Alle alle) of the Arctic and N Atlantic coasts …   English World dictionary

  • dovekie — /duv kee/, n. 1. a small, short billed, black and white auk, Alle alle, of northern Atlantic and Arctic oceans. 2. Brit. the black guillemot. Also, dovekey. [1815 25; DOVE1 + kie compound suffix (see OCK, IE)] * * * ▪ bird also called  little auk …   Universalium

  • dovekie — mažosios alkos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Alle angl. dovekie; little auk vok. Krabbentaucher, m rus. люрик, m pranc. mergule nain, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – alkiniai siauresnis terminas – mažoji alka …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • dovekie — mažoji alka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Alle alle angl. dovekie vok. Krabbentaucher, m rus. люрик, m pranc. mergule nain, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mažosios alkos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • dovekie — noun Etymology: diminutive of dove Date: 1821 a small short billed auk (Alle alle) breeding on arctic coasts and ranging south in winter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dovekie — noun A small back and white seabird, of the genus Alle, of the north Atlantic; the little auk …   Wiktionary

  • dovekie — n. small sea bird of the auk family; (British) black guillemot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dovekie — [ dʌvki] noun chiefly N. Amer. another term for little auk. Origin C19: from a Scots dimin. of dove1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • dovekie — dove·kie …   English syllables

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