sun-grebe

noun
\ ˈsən-ˌgrēb How to pronounce sun-grebe (audio) \

Definition of sun-grebe

: any of a small family (Heliornithidae) of semiaquatic African, Asian, and American tropical birds that have lobed feet and are related to the rails

First Known Use of sun-grebe

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Sun-grebe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sun-grebe. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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