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["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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  • 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 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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