great auk

noun
a large, flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, of rocky islands off North Atlantic coasts: extinct since 1844.

Origin:
1820–30

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great auk
 
n
a large flightless auk, Pinguinus impennis, extinct since the middle of the 19th century

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