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grebe

 (grēb)
n.
Any of various swimming and diving birds of the family Podicipedidae, having a pointed bill and lobed, fleshy membranes along each toe.

[French grèbe.]

grebe

(ɡriːb)
n
(Animals) 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
[C18: from French grèbe, of unknown origin]

grebe

(grib)

n.
any diving bird of the cosmopolitan order Podicipediformes, having a rudimentary tail and lobate toes.
[1760–70; < French grèbe, appar. < Franco-Provençal; further orig. obscure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grebe - small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nestsgrebe - small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet
podicipitiform seabird - aquatic birds related to the loons
genus Podiceps, Podiceps - type genus of the Podicipedidae: grebes
great crested grebe, Podiceps cristatus - large Old World grebe with black ear tufts
Podiceps grisegena, red-necked grebe - large stocky grebe of circumpolar regions having a dark neck
black-necked grebe, eared grebe, Podiceps nigricollis - small grebe with yellow ear tufts and a black neck; found in Eurasia and southern Africa as well as western United States
dabchick, little grebe, Podiceps ruficollis - small European grebe
pied-billed grebe, Podilymbus podiceps - American grebe having a black-banded whitish bill
Translations

grebe

[griːb] Nzampullín m, somormujo m

grebe

[ˈgriːb] n (= bird) → grèbe m

grebe

n(See)taucher m

grebe

[griːb] n (Zool) → svasso
great crested grebe → svasso m maggiore
References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, grebes and coots are eminently aquatic, although their toes are only bordered by membrane.
Other sightings over the weekend included Great Northern Divers and a Slavonian Grebe at Penrhos Coastal Park, Iceland Gull and Black Redstart at Point Lynas.
Large, stochastic die-offs are thought to be the principle regulator of Eared Grebe populations, either winter mass mortality or downings (Jehl 1996, Jehl et al.
As spring slowly arrives, snakes come out to bask in the sun, snowdrops emerge, and the great crested grebe does a dance.
The least grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus) is a waterbird that has been negatively affected by alterations of aquatic environments by humans (R.
Cardiff Bay also has some great bird watching opportunities with the great crested grebe resident in the wetlands reserve by St David's Hotel.
THE great crested grebe is making an amazing comeback.
Top right: Heron at Kitts Green, by Tony Cornish Top left: Grebe at Sandwell Valley, by Scott Molesworth Left: Car park at The Cube, by Tim Cornbill Below: Augustus Golden, by Ray Jacobs
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS LIST STARMOD TRUE TONE OUR DEEM ORDNANCE PITY DISHY AFFECT CELT MOUSY COR RIB P I NT HOY TODO SEC SON HAULS TACT CURSES NOISY DARN APOSTLES I TCH VAN HEBE SHU I ELS EATS HERD WEE THINKER Across: 1 Eyes, 4 Pulse, 7 Grebe, 8 Ratio, 9 Range, 10 Imprisoned, 14 Stores, 16 Strive, 17 Press agent, 22 Admit, 23 Naive, 25 Inert, 26 Tunic, 27 Sett.
A RED-NECKED grebe found at RSPB Valley Lakes has been the topic of much debate this week after local birder Chris Jones pondered whether it might be of the North American race, holboelli.
30am on Wednesday, at a house on Grebe Close, Blyth.
An average man might see just a fraction of the vast biodiversity and never hear of the grebe or the Liverpool pigeon which became extinct in 2008.