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 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 — 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

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