Dovekie definition

dŭvkē
A small black-and-white seabird (Alle alle) of the Arctic and northern Atlantic Oceans, having a short bill and a stout body.
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A small auk (Alle alle) of the Arctic and N Atlantic coasts.
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A small back and white seabird, of the genus Alle, of the north Atlantic; the little auk.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dovekie
Plural:
dovekies

Origin of dovekie

  • Diminutive of dove

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From dove +‎ -ock +‎ -ie, a double diminutive.

    From Wiktionary