Ember-goose

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ember-goose (Zoöl) The loon or great northern diver. See Loon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ember-goose A name of the great northern diver or loon, Colymbus torquatus or Urinator immer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ember-goose em′bėr-gōōs a kind of sea-fowl, the Great Northern Diver.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Norw. embergaas, hav-imber, hav-immer, Icel. himbrin, himbrimi,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Norw. emmer; Ger. imber.

Usage

In literature:

The great northern diver, loon, or ember goose is about 2-3/4 feet long, and is of handsome plumage.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
EMBER GOOSE, A fowl which inhabits the seas about Orkney.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
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