Urinator imber
Loon Loon, n. [For older loom, Icel. l[=o]mr; akin to Dan. & Sw. lom.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several aquatic, wed-footed, northern birds of the genus {Urinator} (formerly {Colymbus}), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water. The common loon, or great northern diver ({Urinator imber}, or {Colymbus torquatus}), and the red-throated loon or diver ({Urinator septentrionalis}), are the best known species. See {Diver}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Urinator imber — 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[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Urinator septentrionalis — Loon Loon, n. [For older loom, Icel. l[=o]mr; akin to Dan. & Sw. lom.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several aquatic, wed footed, northern birds of the genus {Urinator} (formerly {Colymbus}), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colymbus torquatus — Loon Loon, n. [For older loom, Icel. l[=o]mr; akin to Dan. & Sw. lom.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several aquatic, wed footed, northern birds of the genus {Urinator} (formerly {Colymbus}), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Loon — Loon, n. [For older loom, Icel. l[=o]mr; akin to Dan. & Sw. lom.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several aquatic, wed footed, northern birds of the genus {Urinator} (formerly {Colymbus}), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seetaucher — (Urinator Cur.), Gattung der Schwimmvögel aus der Familie der Seetaucher (Colymbidae), große, schlank gebaute Vögel mit langem, spitzem Schnabel, mittellangem Hals, ganz nach hinten gestellten dreizehigen Füßen mit vollen Schwimmhäuten, kurzen,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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