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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