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coot

Saltos de línea: coot
Pronunciación: /kuːt
 
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Definición de coot en inglés:

sustantivo

1 (plural igual) An aquatic bird of the rail family, with blackish plumage, lobed feet, and a bill that extends back on to the forehead as a horny shield.
Example sentences
  • Other birds I saw near the pond were coot, moorhen, purple swamphen and a few Gray Wagtails walking around near the water.
  • Of course, native birds such as the American coot, mallard, and Brewer's blackbird also used this valuable oasis.
  • There are the usual species for this wetland habitat mallard, tufted duck, coot, wigeon, teal and mute swan.
2 (usually old coot) informal A stupid or eccentric person, typically an old man.
Example sentences
  • I object to all preachy busybodies, including young coots like Roberts.
  • That's why it's simply not wise for coots like me to look in a mirror.
  • That's right, it was the CD release party for those lovable coots, The Scurvy Pirates.

Origen

Middle English: probably of Dutch or Low German origin and related to Dutch koet.

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