fin-foot

finfoot

[fin-foot]
noun, plural finfoots.
any of several aquatic birds of the family Heliornithidae, of South America, Asia, and Africa, related to the rails and coots and characterized by lobate toes.
Also called sun grebe.


Origin:
1885–90; fin1 + foot

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finfoot (ˈfɪnˌfʊt)
 
n , pl -foots
Also called: sungrebe any aquatic bird of the tropical and subtropical family Heliornithidae, having broadly lobed toes, a long slender head and neck, and pale brown plumage: order Gruiformes (cranes, rails etc)

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