Dun diver
Dun Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster]

Summer's dun cloud comes thundering up. -- Pierpont. [1913 Webster]

Chill and dun Falls on the moor the brief November day. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

{Dun crow} (Zo["o]l.), the hooded crow; -- so called from its color; -- also called {hoody}, and {hoddy}.

{Dun diver} (Zo["o]l.), the goosander or merganser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dun-diver — dunˈ divˈer noun The goosander, esp the female or young male • • • Main Entry: ↑dun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • dun diver — noun : a female or immature merganser …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dun — Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster] Summer s dun cloud comes thundering up. Pierpont. [1913 Webster] Chill… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dun crow — Dun Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster] Summer s dun cloud comes thundering up. Pierpont. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dun — 1. adj. & n. adj. 1 dull greyish brown. 2 poet. dark, dusky. n. 1 a dun colour. 2 a dun horse. 3 a dark fishing fly. Phrases and idioms: dun bird a pochard. dun diver a female or young male goosander. Etymology: OE dun, dunn 2. n. & v. n. 1 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoddy — Dun Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster] Summer s dun cloud comes thundering up. Pierpont. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hoody — Dun Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster] Summer s dun cloud comes thundering up. Pierpont. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dish-washer — n. Goosander, wagtail, dun diver (Mergus merganser or Mergus castor) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • goosander — n. Dishwasher, wagtail, dun diver (Mergus merganser or Mergus castor) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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