coot

Definitions of coot
  1. noun
    slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks
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    types:
    American coot, Fulica americana, marsh hen, mud hen, water hen
    a coot found in North America
    Fulica atra, Old World coot
    a coot found in Eurasia
    type of:
    rail
    any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
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