Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of Slavonian grebe in English:
A North Eurasian and North American grebe with reddish underparts and a black and gold crest.
- Podiceps auritus, family Podicipedidae
- Podiceps auritus; the Slavonian grebe is the only grebe-species breeding on Iceland.
- The sighting of the week was undoubtedly, for a change, a rarity, as I went along to Loch Ruthven to see if the Slavonian grebes were back again.
- This is compatible with the Slavonian grebes and there is also a code of conduct for anglers which amongst other things asks them to keep clear of the sedge beds.
Slavonian from medieval Latin S(c)lavonia 'country of the Slavs'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.