meaning of alcidae

alcidae meaning in General Dictionary

web-footed scuba diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.

Sentence Examples with the word alcidae

For a long while their position was very much misunderstood, some systematists having placed them with the Alcidae or Auks, to which they bear only a relationship of analogy, as indeed had been perceived by a few ornithologists, who recognized in the penguins a very distinct order, I L.

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