Definition of Grebe

1. Noun. Small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet.




Definition of Grebe

1. n. One of several swimming birds or divers, of the genus Colymbus (formerly Podiceps), and allied genera, found in the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. They have strong, sharp bills, and lobate toes.

Definition of Grebe

1. Noun. Any of several waterbirds in the cosmopolitan family Podicipedidae. They have strong, sharp bills, and lobate toes. ¹

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Definition of Grebe

1. a diving bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Grebe

1. One of several swimming birds or divers, of the genus Colymbus (formerly Podiceps), aud allied genera, found in the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. They have strong, sharp bills, and lobate toes. Origin: F. Gr?be, fr. Armor. Krib comb; akin to kriben crest, W. Crib comb, crest. So called in allusion to the crest of one species. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Grebe

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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1844)
"THE RED-NECKED grebe. PODICEPS RUBRICOLLIS, Lath. ... and place it in the same situations as the Crested grebe, and lay three or four eggs. ..."

2. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"Modern ornithologists begin to suspect that the Tippet grebe is the female of the Great-crested grebe, or a young bird of that species. ..."

3. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THE RED-NECKED grebe is not found in this country so frequently as the grebe ... It is intermediate in size between the Great Crested grebe, and the Horned ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"It would secin therefore that, as I had suspected (and suspect in many more instances than where this is supposed to be the case) the Great Crested grebe ..."

5. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture, Herbert Keightley Job (1912)
"Possibly no other grebe can escape a charge of shot at such close range as can this ... In winter, when these are suddenly frozen, this grebe is sometimes ..."

6. A Popular Handbook of the Ornithology of Eastern North America by Thomas Nuttall (1896)
"The Indians of Hudson Bay give the Horned grebe the name of ... The appetite of this grebe is, indeed, keen and little scrupulous, — for which, sometimes it ..."

7. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Nest of rushes, floating in three feet of water. Large colony in a small lake. Collector, FA Patton. 5. St. Domingo or Least grebe. ..."

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