- Podiceps ruficollis
Other Word Forms of Dabchick
Origin of Dabchick
Alteration (probably influenced by dab) of earlier dobchick, dopchick probably obsolete English dop to dive, plunge (from Middle English doppen) (Middle English doppe diving bird) (from Old English -doppa) (as in dūfedoppa pelican) chick
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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