loon

  1. a worthless lazy fellow
  2. large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
  3. a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought

Loon

Colymbidae Vigors, 1825 (but see text) Colymbinae Bonaparte, 1831 (but see text) Urinatores Vieillot, 1818 Urinatoridae Vieillot, 1818{Verify source|date=August 2009} Urinatorides Vieillot, 1818 ---- Genus-level: Colymbus Linnaeus, 1758 (but see text) The loon, the size of a large duck or small goose, resembles these birds in shape when swimming. ...
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Loon

• (n.) Any one of several aquatic, wed-footed, northern birds of the genus Urinator (formerly Colymbus), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water. The common loon, or great northern diver (Urinator imber, or Colymbus torquatus), and the red-throated loon or diver (U. septentrionalis), are the best known species. See Diver....
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loon

<ornithology> Any one of several aquatic, wed-footed, northern birds of the genus Urinator (formerly Colymbus), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water. The common loon, or great northern diver (Urinator imber, or Colymbus torquatus), and the red-throated loon or diver (U. Septentrionalis), are the best known species. Se...
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Loon

(from the article `Low Countries, history of`) ...or less fixed at the end of the 13th century were the counties of Flanders and Hainaut, the duchies of Brabant and Limburg (after 1288 joined in ...
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loon

(Gavia), any of four species of diving birds constituting the family Gaviidae (order Gaviiformes). These birds were formerly included, along with ... [4 related articles]
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loon

diver noun large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
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Loon

Loon noun [ Scot. loun , lown , loon ; akin to OD. loen a stupid man; probably for an older lown , and akin to English lame .] A sorry fellow; a worthless person; a rogue.
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Loon

a lad
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Loon

Loon is slang for a crazy, eccentric or insane person.
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loon

loon, common name for migratory aquatic birds found in fresh- and saltwater in the colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Its strange, laughing call carries for great distances. Like the grebes, loons float low in the water and their legs are placed far back. They are expert swimmers and divers, s...
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loon

[n] - a worthless lazy fellow 2. [n] - large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back
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