Definition of auklet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôklət/


A small stubby auk (seabird) found in the North Pacific, typically with gray underparts.
  • Aethia and three other genera, family Alcidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • The removal of these predators has benefitted many other bird species on the islands, including puffins, murres, and auklets.
  • Crested auklets have a conspicuous black forehead-crest, white auricular plumes, an orange bill with accessory plates, and a citruslike plumage odor.
  • However, several unusual attributes of crested auklets, Aethia cristatella, warranted further investigation.

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Syllabification: auk·let

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