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alcid

[al-sid] /ˈæl sɪd/
adjective
1.
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[al-si-dahyn] /ˈæl sɪˌdaɪn/ (Show IPA)
. of, pertaining, or belonging to the family Alcidae, comprising the auks, murres, puffins, etc.
noun
2.
a bird of the family Alcidae.
Origin
< New Latin Alcidae name of the family, equivalent to Alc(a) an auk genus (< Scandinavian; see auk) + -idae -id2
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alcidine

/ˈælsɪˌdaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Alcidae, a family of sea birds including the auks, guillemots, puffins, and related forms
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin Alcidae, from Alca type genus
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