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auk

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Pronunciation: /ɔːk
 
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Definition of auk in English:

noun

A short-winged diving seabird found in northern oceans, typically with a black head and black and white underparts.
Example sentences
  • The long Norwegian coast is home to millions of seabirds, including a large number of auks and kittiwakes, which are found in the northern half of the country.
  • Perhaps the only exceptions are auks, penguins and other birds which ‘fly’ under water.
  • The auks ' ecological niche was similar to the penguins ’, but not the same.

Origin

late 17th century: from Old Norse álka 'razorbill'.

Words that rhyme with auk

baulk, Bork, caulk (US calk), chalk, cork, dork, Dundalk, Falk, fork, gawk, hawk, Hawke, nork, orc, outwalk, pork, squawk, stalk, stork, talk, torc, torque, walk, york

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