Definitions of coot

  1. slaty-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A wading bird with lobate toes, of the genus Fulica. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The surf duck or scoter. In the United States all the species of (/demia are called coots. See Scoter. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A stupid fellow; a simpleton; as, a silly coot. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Any of certain birds of the rail family, resembling ducks. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A short-tailed water-fowl. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A kind of water-fowl. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A rail - like aquatic bird. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A water-fowl frequenting lakes and still waters. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A small black water-fowl frequenting lakes and still rivers. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. k[=oo]t, n. a short-tailed water-fowl, with a characteristic white spot--an extension of the bill--on the forehead; hence called bald, as in phrase, 'bald as a coot.' [M. E. cote; cf. Dut. koet.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. küt, n. (Scot.) the ankle.--adj. COOT'IE, having legs clad with feathers. [Scot.; cf. Dut. koot; Flem. keute.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Name of several swimming& diving birds, esp. the Bald C., web-footed bird with base of bill extended to form white plate on forehead, whence bald as a c. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Dutch] [Welsh] A waterfowl of the genus Fulica which frequents lakes and other still waters. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. A small black waterfowl. Complete Dictionary

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