razorbilled auk

razor-billed auk

[rey-zer-bild]
noun
a black and white auk, Alca torda, of the American and European coasts of the northern North Atlantic, having a compressed black bill encircled by a white band.
Also called razorbill.


Origin:
1815–25

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To razorbilled auk
WordNet
razor-billed auk

noun
black-and-white northern Atlantic auk having a compressed sharp-edged bill [syn: razorbill
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature