American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various small auks of the genus Aethia and related genera of northern Pacific coasts and waters.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little auk. Specifically applied to several small species of Alcidæ, of the genera Simorhynchus, Ombria, and Ptychorhamphus, as the crested auklet, Simorhynchus cristatellus; the parrakeet auklet, Ombria psittacula; the Aleutian auklet, Ptychorhamphus aleuticus.
- n. Any of several small seabirds in the genera Aethia, Cerorhinca and Ptychoramphus of the auk family Alcidae.
- n. any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts
- From auk + -let (Wiktionary)
“The two most harvested species are crested auklet (Aethia cristatella) (about 12,000) and common murre (about 10,000) .”
“Watch this human version of crested auklet allo-anointing:”
“The article, Prenuptial perfume: Alloanointing in the social rituals of the crested auklet Aethia cristatella and the transfer of arthropod deterrents, will be published in the German journal Naturwissenschaften.”
“Additionally, seabirds including Northern fulmars and Cassin's auklet have been injured or killed.”
“To test his theory, he went into the laboratory with a few auklet feathers.”
“Hector Douglas, a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher, said he made the discovery in the feathers of the crested auklet after applying a little scientific intuition and sacrificing some of his own blood....”
“It was clear the auklet samples kept mosquitoes away".”
“The auklet, the puffin and the kingfishers burrow into the friendly and solid earth.”
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Birds endemic to the United States and/or North America.
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