Grebe



[greeb] /grib/

noun
1.
any diving bird of the family Podicipedidae, related to the loons, but having a rudimentary tail and lobate rather than webbed toes.
/ɡriːb/
noun
1.
any aquatic bird, such as Podiceps cristatus (great crested grebe), of the order Podicipediformes, similar to the divers but with lobate rather than webbed toes and a vestigial tail
n.

diving bird, 1766, from French grèbe, of unknown origin, possibly from Breton krib “a comb,” since some species are crested.

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