Definition of little auk in English:

little auk


  • British term for dovekie
    • ‘I thought again of little auks and the children who cried for them.’
    • ‘The death knell could also be sounded for other species dependent on the ice, such as the ringed seal, bearded seal and little auk.’
    • ‘‘We children cried and cried for those little auks,’ the singer added, ‘because we were afraid we would not get any to eat.’’


little auk

/ˈlidl ˌôk/