An arctic sea bird Fratercula arctica
) allied to the auks, and having a short, thick, swollen beak, whence the name; -- called also bottle nose
, and sea parrot
. [1913 Webster
" The name is also applied to other related species, as the horned puffin (Fratercula corniculata), the tufted puffin (Lunda cirrhata), and the razorbill."