eared grebe


Definition of eared grebe

: a rather small grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) having yellow ear tufts of fan shape and a black neck and being represented by various subspecies in Europe, Asia, southern Africa, and western North America

called also black-necked grebe

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First Known Use of eared grebe

1772, in the meaning defined above

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“Eared grebe.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eared%20grebe. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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