Definition of Slavonian grebe in English:

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Slavonian grebe

Pronunciation: /sləˈvəʊnɪən/

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noun

A North Eurasian and North American grebe with reddish underparts and a black and gold crest.
  • Podiceps auritus, family Podicipedidae
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Slavonian from medieval Latin S(c)lavonia 'country of the Slavs'.

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Line breaks: Sla|vo¦nian grebe

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