American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large flightless sea bird (Pinguinus impennis) formerly common on northern Atlantic coasts but extinct since the middle of the 19th century.
- n. A large auk, Pinguinus impennis.
- n. large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coasts; extinct.
“Native to islands of the North Atlantic, it might have escaped total eradication by humans if not for the fact that, unlike puffins and murrelets, the great auk was flightless.”
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