Definition of grebe in English:

grebe

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Pronunciation: /griːb
 
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noun

A diving waterbird with a long neck, lobed toes, and almost no tail, typically having bright breeding plumage used in display.
  • Family Podicipedidae: several genera
More example sentences
  • Smallest of the grebes, the little grebe, or dabchick, is considerably rounder and more dumpy than its congeners.
  • The farm is also home to blue-winged teals, coots, grebes, and an occasional osprey or peregrine falcon.
  • The Horned Grebe is a small grebe with a straight bill, thick neck, and squarish head.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French grèbe (term used in the Savoie region), of unknown origin.

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