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[fin-foo t] /ˈfɪnˌfʊt/
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 of finfoot
First recorded in 1885-90; fin1 + foot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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noun (pl) -foots
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) Also called sungrebe
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