noun Ga·via \ˈgāvēə\

Definition of Gavia

  1. :  a genus of somewhat primitive aquatic birds comprising the loons and having the legs placed far back under the body which results in a clumsy floundering gait on land — see gaviiformes

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Origin and Etymology of gavia

New Latin, from Latin, a bird (probably sea mew)

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