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Any of various small grebes of the genera Poliocephalus and Tachybaptus.
(Animals) any of several small grebes of the genera Podiceps and Podilymbus, such as Podiceps ruficollis of the Old World
[C16: probably from Old English dop to dive + chick; see deep, dip]
any of various small grebes, esp. the little grebe, Tachybaptus rufficollis, of Europe.
[1565–75; earlier dapchick (see dap, chick)]