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loon 1

 (lo͞on)
n.
Any of several fish-eating diving birds of the genus Gavia of northern regions, having a short tail, webbed feet, and a laughlike cry.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal loom, guillemot, diver, from Old Norse lōmr.]

loon 2

 (lo͞on)
n. Informal
A person who is foolish or crazy.

[Probably from loon (from its loud cry) and influenced by lunatic.]

loon

(luːn)
n
(Animals) the US and Canadian name for diver3
[C17: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse lōmr]

loon

(luːn)
n
1. informal a simple-minded or stupid person
2. dialect Northeast Scot a lad
3. (Historical Terms) archaic a person of low rank or occupation (esp in the phrase lord and loon)
[C15: origin obscure]

loon1

(lun)

n.
any of several large, ducklike diving birds of the order Gaviiformes, nesting along fresh water in colder regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
[1625–35; appar. alter. of dial. loom < Old Norse lōmr]

loon2

(lun)

n.
a crazy or simple-minded person.
[1400–50; late Middle English lowen, perhaps < Old Norse lūinn worn, tired]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loon - a worthless lazy fellowloon - a worthless lazy fellow    
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"
2.loon - large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
gaviiform seabird - seabirds of the order Gaviiformes
Gavia, genus Gavia - type genus of the Gavidae: loons
3.loon - a person with confused ideasloon - a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought
misfit - someone unable to adapt to their circumstances

loon

noun
Informal. A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy:
Informal: crank, loony.
Translations
kuikka
nur

loon

[luːn] N
1. (= fool) → bobo/a m/f
2. (= bird) → somorjugo m

loon

1
n (Orn) → Seetaucher m

loon

2
n (inf)Blödmann m (inf)
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All living species of loons are members of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae and order Gaviiformes.
The arrangement is by family of birds, with commons names to help navigate, for example Gaviidae (loons), Culumbidae (pigeons and doves), and Parulidae (wood-warblers).
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Relative Range abundance CLASS AVES Order Gaviiformes (loons) Family Gaviidae (loons) Gavia adamsii (Gray), yellow- I R billed loon G.
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