Grebe definition

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Any of various swimming and diving birds of the family Podicipedidae, having a pointed bill and lobed, fleshy membranes along each toe.
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Any of a worldwide order (Podicipediformes) of diving and swimming birds with broadly lobed toes and legs set far back on the body.
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Any of several waterbirds in the cosmopolitan family Podicipedidae. They have strong, sharp bills, and lobate toes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
grebe
Plural:
grebes

Origin of grebe

  • French grèbe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French grèbe.

    From Wiktionary