coot definition by Webster's New World
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coot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of several dark-gray aquatic birds of the genus Fulica of North America and Europe, having a black head and neck, lobed toes, and a white bill.
- See scoter.
- Informal An eccentric or crotchety person, especially an eccentric old man.
Origin: Middle English coote, possibly from Middle Dutch coet.
Variant of coot