- any of various small grebes, especially the little grebe.
Origin of dabchick
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Historical Examples of dabchick
Indeed it is in East Anglia that I have most especially watched the dabchick.The Ornithology of Shakespeare
James Edmund Harting
The dabchick is a small bird—rather smaller than a pigeon—and has no erectile ornaments.Birds in Flight
W. P. Pycraft
Didapper, did′ap-ėr, n. a water-bird that is constantly dipping or diving under water—also called the Dabchick.
The Dabchick, as this bird is called, is the most evenly distributed bird of this family.The Bird Book
Chester A. Reed
The most expert waterman that sculls his skiff on the Thames or Isis, is but an humble and unskillful imitator of the dabchick.Love's Meinie
- any of several small grebes of the genera Podiceps and Podilymbus, such as Podiceps ruficollis of the Old World