from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The swimming birds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornith.:
- n. In some systems, as those of Vigors and Swainson, the order of palmiped birds, or those which habitually swim; the swimmers.
- n. By Blyth (1849) restricted to the Lamellirostres.
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