alcid

[al-sid]
adjective
1.
Also, alcidine [al-si-dahyn] . of, pertaining, or belonging to the family Alcidae, comprising the auks, murres, puffins, etc.
noun
2.
a bird of the family Alcidae.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Alcidae name of the family, equivalent to Alc(a) an auk genus (< Scandinavian; see auk) + -idae -id2

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