<ornithology> A name given to various species of arctic sea birds of the family Alcidae. The great auk, now extinct, is Alca (or Plautus) impennis. The razor-billed auk is A. Torda. See Puffin, Guillemot, and Murre.

Origin: Prov. E. Alk; akin to Dan. Alke, Icel. & Sw. Alka.

(01 Mar 1998)

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