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selkie

[sil-kee] /ˈsɪl ki/
noun, Scot.
1.
a mythical creature that looks like a seal in water but assumes human form on land.
Also, sealchie, silkie.
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  • selkie, a border collie recovering from a tennis ball addiction, gets her cue.
British Dictionary definitions for selkie

selkie

/ˈsɛlkɪ/
noun
1.
(Scot) a variant of silkie

silkie

/ˈsɪlkɪ/
noun
1.
a Scot word for seal2
Word Origin
from earlier Scot selich, Old English seolh
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