Definition of little auk in English:

little auk

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noun

  • A small, stubby short-billed auk (seabird) with black plumage and white underparts, breeding in the Arctic.
    • Alle alle, family Alcidae
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    • ‘We children cried and cried for those little auks,’ the singer added, ‘because we were afraid we would not get any to eat.’
    • I thought again of little auks and the children who cried for them.
    • The death knell could also be sounded for other species dependent on the ice, such as the ringed seal, bearded seal and little auk.

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