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pied-billed grebe

[ pahyd-bild ]
/ ˈpaɪdˌbɪld /
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noun

an American grebe, Podilymbus podiceps, having a whitish bill with a black band around it.

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Origin of pied-billed grebe

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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