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grebe


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grebe  \Grebe\  (gr[=e]b),  n.  [F.  gr[`e]be,  fr  Armor.  krib  comb; 
  akin  to  kriben  crest,  W.  crib  comb,  crest.  So  called  in 
  allusion  to  the  crest  of  one  species.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  swimming  birds  or  divers,  of  the  genus 
  {Colymbus}  (formerly  {Podiceps}),  and  allied  genera,  found  in 
  the  northern  parts  of  America,  Europe,  and  Asia.  They  have 
  strong,  sharp  bills,  and  lobate  toes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grebe 
  n  :  small  compact-bodied  almost  completely  aquatic  bird  that 
  builds  floating  nests;  similar  to  loons  but  smaller  and 
  with  lobate  rather  than  webbed  feet 




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