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Any of various swimming and diving birds of the family Podicipedidae, having a pointed bill and lobed, fleshy membranes along each toe.
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(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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||grebe - 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
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
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grebe[ˈgriːb] n (= bird) → grèbe m
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n → (See)taucher m
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