English version

coot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
cootcoot /kuːt/ noun [countable]  1 HBBa small black and white water bird with a short beak2 old coot
Examples from the Corpus
cootHe was a good player but bald as a coot.A coot sat fidgeting on a bulky nest construction, flicking stems out of the way, pushing a twig into position.On deeper water teal, mallard and great crested grebes bobbed and coots squawked and chased each other noisily.Currently, an estimated 300 to 500 geese, ducks and coots live there.Rain sheeted down on gad wall, tufted duck, coot and mallard.We had the tar right there, just throw the old coot ill and cook him and use him for fill.And by the way, old coot, cough up $ 200 for our trouble.Its surface is broken with coots, paddling away, dipping their beaks and twitching the water down their throats.
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