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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 ?
Petrels are the most aerial and oceanic of birds, yet in the quiet Sounds of Tierra del Fuego, the Puffinuria berardi, in its general habits, in its astonishing power of diving, its manner of swimming, and of flying when unwillingly it takes flight, would be mistaken by any one for an auk or grebe; nevertheless, it is essentially a petrel, but with many parts of its organisation profoundly modified.
On the other hand, grebes and coots are eminently aquatic, although their toes are only bordered by membrane.
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nigra); (3) divers: Red-throated Loon (Gavin niger) and Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis); and (4) gulls: Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens), Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus Philadelphia), California Gull (L.
Maria Servedio, a biologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, loves the courtship dance of the hooded grebe - a critically endangered species found only on the windswept plateaus of Patagonia.
A little grebe, or dabchick, treated at the Scottish SPCA centre in Fishcross has been released back into the wild.
Species such as dotterel, whimbrel, common scoter and Slavonian grebe are all said to be in danger, based on projections of the impact of global warming.
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