Definition of Finfoot

1. n. A South American bird (Heliornis fulica) allied to the grebes. The name is also applied to several related species of the genus Podica.



Definition of Finfoot

1. Noun. Three species of aquatic bird in the family Heliornithidae. ¹

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Definition of Finfoot

1. an aquatic bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Finfoot

1. A South American bird (heliornis fulica) allied to the grebes. The name is also applied to several related species of the genus Podica. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finfoot

finesse
finessed
finesser
finessers
finesses
finessing
finest
finetune
finetuned
finetunes
finetuning
finew
finfish
finfishes
finfolk
finfoot (current term)
finfoots
fingan
fingans
finger's breadth
finger-flower
finger-fumbler
finger-fumblers
finger-lickin' good
finger-nose test
finger-paint
finger-painted
finger-painting
finger-paints

Literary usage of Finfoot

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1. Liberia by Harry Hamilton Johnston, Otto Stapf (1906)
"Our information about the life habits of this African finfoot are ... These young, in the case of the American finfoot, are said to be born naked. ..."

2. British Central Africa: An Attempt to Give Some Account of a Portion of the by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1898)
"The Rails and their distant connection the still more remarkable finfoot, ... The finfoot dives readily and keeps under water as long as a duck. ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"but their tail is more developed than in either of these, and their claws are sharper. American finfoot ... J African finfoot, Lath. H. t. 164. ..."

4. The World's Birds: A Simple and Popular Classification of the Birds of the World by Frank Finn (1908)
"... the Masked finfoot, found from Assam to Sumatra; and the South American finfoot above-mentioned, which is much smaller than the other two, ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"... known to ornithologists, and much written about them, it is by no means certain that they are all monogamous species in nature, as I believe the finfoot ..."

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