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dabchick

[dab-chik] /ˈdæbˌtʃɪk/
noun
1.
any of various small grebes, especially the little grebe.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; earlier dapchick (see dap, chick); compare doppened moorhen (literally, dipping duck)
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dabchick

/ˈdæbˌtʃɪk/
noun
1.
any of several small grebes of the genera Podiceps and Podilymbus, such as Podiceps ruficollis of the Old World
Word Origin
C16: probably from Old English dop to dive + chick; see deep, dip
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