Definition of Dovekie

1. Noun. Small short-billed auk abundant in Arctic regions.

Exact synonyms: Little Auk, Plautus Alle
Generic synonyms: Auk
Group relationships: Genus Plautus, Plautus



Definition of Dovekie

1. n. A guillemot (Uria grylle), of the arctic regions. Also applied to the little auk or sea dove. See under Dove.

Definition of Dovekie

1. Noun. A small back and white seabird, of the genus ''Alle'', of the north Atlantic; the little auk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dovekie

1. a seabird [n -S] - See also: seabird

Medical Definition of Dovekie

1. A guillemot (Uria grylle), of the arctic regions. Also applied to the little auk or sea dove. See Dove. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dovekie

douzepers
dove's-foot
dove's foot geranium
dove grey
dove plant
dovecot
dovecote
dovecotes
dovecots
doved
dovehouse
doveish
dovekey
dovekeys
dovekie (current term)
dovekies
dovelet
dovelets
dovelike
doveling
doven
dovened
dovening
dovens
dover's powder
dovera
dovered
dovering
dovers

Literary usage of Dovekie

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1. A Thousand Days in the Arctic by Frederick George Jackson (1899)
"On August nth of the same year I shot a young bird in the sea off the cape, and on October loth a dovekie in winter plumage was seen on the Gully Rocks. ..."

2. A Thousand Days in the Arctic by Frederick George Jackson (1899)
"On August nth of the same year I shot a young bird in the sea off the cape, and on October loth a dovekie in winter plumage was seen on the Gully Rocks. ..."

3. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"dovekie. Range.—Coasts and islands of the North Atlantic and East Arctic oceans, ... The little dovekie or Sea Dove is the smallest member of the family, ..."

4. The Birds of Essex County, Massachusetts by Charles Wendell Townsend (1905)
"Although the dovekie is found every winter off the coast, especially at the end of Cape Ann, it is only exceptionally that it is found in numbers near the ..."

5. Guide to the Systematic Use of the North American Bird and Nature Study: A by Harold Brough Shinn, Gerard Alan Abbott (1912)
"The dovekie, commonly called Sea Dove or Little Auk, is a little fellow with ... The dovekie deposits her single large pale greenish blue egg in crevices of ..."

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