Definitions

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  • n. A web-footed bird

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Web-footed, as a water fowl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Web-footed, as a bird; having the toes webbed or palmate; of or pertaining to the palmipedes. See second cut under palmate.
  • n. A web-footed bird; any member of the palmipedes.

Etymologies

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Latin palmipes, palmipedis broad-footed; palma the palm of the hand + pes a foot. Compare French palmipède.

Examples

  • At a sign from the countess, Francois allowed him to pass in, followed by Mouche with his mouth full and carrying the otter, hanging by a string tied to its yellow paws, webbed like those of a palmiped.

    Sons of the Soil

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  • Web-footed, as a waterfowl.

    April 12, 2008