Oidemia fusca
Diver Div"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, dives. [1913 Webster]

Divers and fishers for pearls. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or business. ``A diver into causes.'' --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any bird of certain genera, as {Urinator} (formerly {Colymbus}), or the allied genus {Colymbus}, or {Podiceps}, remarkable for their agility in diving. [1913 Webster]

Note: The northern diver ({Urinator imber}) is the loon; the black diver or velvet scoter ({Oidemia fusca}) is a sea duck. See {Loon}, and {Scoter}. [1913 Webster]


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