hell diver


a grebe, especially the pied-billed grebe.

1830–40, Americanism; hell + diver

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helldiver (ˈhɛlˌdaɪvə)
informal (US) pied-billed grebe, Also called: dabchick a small greyish-brown North American grebe, Podilymbus podiceps, with a small bill

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