Origin of grebe
Examples from the Web for grebe
The few sea-birds that were observed consisted of two species of gulls, a grebe and a penguin (Aptenodytes Magellanica).
During winter this Grebe may be met with close inshore, yet it seldom or never visits the land, living exclusively on the sea.British Sea Birds|Charles Dixon
It will be noticed that the breast of the grebe has almost wholly disappeared from the feather market and from women's hats.Our Vanishing Wild Life|William T. Hornaday
The nest of the Grebe is usually placed in a tuft of rushes, on the edge of the water.
In this improvised ship, and upon this humid bed, the female Grebe silently sits upon and hatches her progeny.
British Dictionary definitions for grebe
Word Origin for grebe
Word Origin and History for grebe
diving bird, 1766, from French grèbe, of unknown origin, possibly from Breton krib "a comb," since some species are crested.