sun-grebe
noun Date: 1860 any of a small family (Heliornithidae) of semiaquatic African, Asian, and American tropical birds that have lobed feet and are related to the rails

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  • Sun grebe — Sun Sun, n. [OE. sunne, sonne, AS. sunne; akin to OFries. sunne, D. zon, OS. & OHG. sunna, G. sonne, Icel. sunna, Goth. sunna; perh. fr. same root as L. sol. [root]297. Cf. {Solar}, {South}.] 1. The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sun-grebe — [sun′grēb΄] n. any of a gruiform family (Heliornithidae) of shy, long necked tropical birds living along streams, lakes, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • sun-grebe — [sun′grēb΄] n. any of a gruiform family (Heliornithidae) of shy, long necked tropical birds living along streams, lakes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sun grebe — sun′ grebe n. orn any of several aquatic birds of the family Heliornithidae, of the New World, SE Asia, and Africa, related to the rails and coots and characterized by lobate toes • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • sun-grebe — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of several tropical American and African birds (family Heliornithidae) called also finfoot, sun bittern * * * sun grebe «SUHN GREEB», noun. a finfoot of Africa or South America, having feet like a grebe s …   Useful english dictionary

  • sun grebe — finfoot. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • sun grebe — finfoot. [1915 20] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sun — Sun, n. [OE. sunne, sonne, AS. sunne; akin to OFries. sunne, D. zon, OS. & OHG. sunna, G. sonne, Icel. sunna, Goth. sunna; perh. fr. same root as L. sol. [root]297. Cf. {Solar}, {South}.] 1. The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes day,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sun and planet wheels — Sun Sun, n. [OE. sunne, sonne, AS. sunne; akin to OFries. sunne, D. zon, OS. & OHG. sunna, G. sonne, Icel. sunna, Goth. sunna; perh. fr. same root as L. sol. [root]297. Cf. {Solar}, {South}.] 1. The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sun angel — Sun Sun, n. [OE. sunne, sonne, AS. sunne; akin to OFries. sunne, D. zon, OS. & OHG. sunna, G. sonne, Icel. sunna, Goth. sunna; perh. fr. same root as L. sol. [root]297. Cf. {Solar}, {South}.] 1. The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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