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/ ˈfɪnˌfʊt /
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noun, plural fin·foots.
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for finfoot
/ (ˈfɪnˌfʊt) /
noun plural -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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