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water bird

noun
1.
an aquatic bird; a swimming or wading bird.
Origin of water bird
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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  • I thought at first it might be some wild thing—perhaps a panther or a lynx—even a water bird.

    Kastle Krags Absalom Martin
British Dictionary definitions for water bird

water bird

noun
1.
any aquatic bird, including the wading and swimming birds
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