A small black-and-white seabird (Alle alle) of the Arctic and northern Atlantic Oceans, having a short bill and a stout body.
A small auk (Alle alle) of the Arctic and N Atlantic coasts.
Other Word Forms
Origin of dovekie
- Diminutive of dove
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From dove + -ock + -ie, a double diminutive.