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ember goose

noun
  1. (not in ornithological use) another name for the great northern diver
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Word Origin

C18: from Norwegian emmer-gaas
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Historical Examples

  • Ember-goose (Colymbus septentrionalis), an aquatic bird, known also as the great northern diver and loon.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia

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