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Definition of "grebe" [grebe]

  • Any of various swimming and diving birds of the family Podicipedidae, having a pointed bill and lobed, fleshy membranes along each toe. (noun)

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Use "grebe" in a sentence
  • "One single species of grebe, which is uneatable, found no grace in the eyes of the young merchant; this was the “caiarara,” as quick to dive as to swim or fly; a bird with a disagreeable cry, but whose down bears a high price in the different markets of the"
  • "One single species of grebe, which is uneatable, found no grace in the eyes of the young merchant; this was the _ "caiarara," _ as quick to dive as to swim or fly; a bird with a disagreeable cry, but whose down bears a high price in the different markets of the Amazonian basin."
  • "A day when you see a grebe is a day which is not completely wasted."