grebe definition

  • noun:
    • some of various swimming and diving birds for the household Podicipedidae, having a pointed bill and lobed, fleshy membranes along each toe.
    • any one of several waterbirds in cosmopolitan family members Podicipedidae. They've powerful, sharp expenses, and lobate feet.
    • one of many swimming birds or divers, of genus Colymbus (formerly Podiceps), and allied genera, found in the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. They usually have strong, sharp bills, and lobate feet.
    • A bird associated with household Podicipedid√¶ (which see for technical figures); a diving bird, linked to the loons or divers, but pinnatiped or lobe-footed, with a rudimentary end, naked lores, and, in most types, a crest on head.
    • small compact-bodied practically completely aquatic bird that builds drifting nests; comparable to loons but smaller along with lobate rather than webbed feet

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