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Definition of Urinator imber
Urinator imberLoon Loon, n. [For older loom, Icel. l?mr; akin to Dan. & Sw.
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. Urinator imberDiver Div"er, n.
1. One who, or that which, dives.
Divers and fishers for pearls. --Woodward.
2. Fig.: One who goes deeply into a subject, study, or
business. ``A diver into causes.' --Sir H. Wotton.
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any bird of certain genera, as Urinator
(formerly Colymbus), or the allied genus Colymbus, or
Podiceps, remarkable for their agility in diving.
Note: The northern diver (Urinator imber) is the loon; the
black diver or velvet scoter (Oidemia fusca) is a sea
duck. See Loon, and Scoter.
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