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great auk

noun
1.
a large, flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, of rocky islands off North Atlantic coasts: extinct since 1844.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • The collection included eggs of extinct bird species, such as the great auk.
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great auk

noun
1.
a large flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, extinct since the middle of the 19th century
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