auklet

auklet
noun Date: 1886 any of several small seabirds (especially genera Aethia and Ptychorhamphus) of the alcid family that occur along North Pacific coasts

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  • auklet — [ôk′lit] n. [ AUK + LET] any of several small kinds of auk …   English World dictionary

  • auklet — /awk lit/, n. any of several small auks of the coasts of the North Pacific, as Aethia cristatella (crested auklet), having a crest of recurved plumes. [1885 90; AUK + LET] * * * ▪ bird also called  Sea Sparrow,    any of six species of small… …   Universalium

  • auklet — /ˈɔklət/ (say awkluht) noun any of various small seabirds found in northern Pacific waters, as the crested auklet, Aethia cristatella, and its allies. {auk + let} …   Australian English dictionary

  • auklet — noun /ˈɔːklət/lang=en Any of several small seabirds in the auk family. See Also: auk …   Wiktionary

  • auklet — n. small auks of the North Pacific coasts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • auklet — auk·let …   English syllables

  • auklet — auk•let [[t]ˈɔk lɪt[/t]] n. orn any of several small auks of N Pacific coasts, as Aethia cristatella, having a crest of recurved plumes • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • auklet — noun any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts • Hypernyms: ↑auk …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cassin's Auklet — Taxobox name = Cassin’s Auklet status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Alcidae genus = Ptychoramphus genus authority = Brandt 1837 species = P.… …   Wikipedia

  • Rhinoceros Auklet — Adult, Japan Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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