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great northern diver

Syllabification: great north·ern div·er

Definition of great northern diver in English:

noun

chiefly British
Another term for common loon (see loon2).
Example sentences
  • Now common loons, one of five loon species, are helping scientists better understand the impact of environmental mercury contamination on waterbirds, fish, and other aquatic wildlife.
  • I pointed out that the bird, which I identified as a common loon, was too far gone to be helped but that I'd be happy to take it for the museum's collection.
  • The common loon is red-eyed, with distinctive black and white markings and a pointed dagger like beak that is perfect for its long, underwater fishing trips.

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