great northern diver


noun
  1. a large northern bird, Gavia immer, with a black-and-white chequered back and a black head and neck in summer: family Gaviidae (divers)

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How to use great northern diver in a sentence

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

  • They had some rare sport in trying to shoot the great northern diver, called in this country the loon.

    Three Boys in the Wild North Land | Egerton Ryerson Young
  • They are excellent swimmers and divers; indeed, in diving, the great northern diver himself is not so quick and alert.

  • Another interesting bird, which you may both hear and see on secluded lakes, is the loon or great northern diver.

    On the Trail | Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • The Hebridean name for the great northern diver (Colymbus glacialis).

    The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth