Definition of American coot

1. Noun. A coot found in North America.

Exact synonyms: Fulica Americana, Marsh Hen, Mud Hen, Water Hen
Group relationships: Fulica, Genus Fulica
Generic synonyms: Coot



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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Coot

American blight
American bog asphodel
American brooklime
American buffalo
American bugbane
American capital
American centaury
American chameleon
American cheese
American chestnut
American cocker spaniel
American cocker spaniels
American cockroach
American cockroaches
American columbo
American coot
American copper
American crab apple
American cranberry
American cranberry bush
American crayfish
American creeper
American cress
American crow
American dewberry
American dog tick
American dog violet
American dogwood
American dun-bar
American dun-bars

Literary usage of American coot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nests and Eggs of North American Birds by Oliver Davie (1900)
"This bird closely resembles our american coot, but Its average size is slightly larger. It is a common resident south of middle England, and in the summer ..."

2. Wild Fowl Shooting: Containing Scientific and Practical Descriptions of Wild by William Bruce Leffingwell (1888)
"american coot—MUD-HEN, HELL-DIVER. WEBSTER defines a fowl to be, " a vertebrate animal, having two legs and two wings, and covered with feathers, or down; ..."

3. Wild Fowl Shooting: Containing Scientific and Practical Descriptions of Wild by William Bruce Leffingwell (1888)
"american coot—MOD-HEN, HELL-DIVER. WEBSTER defines a fowl to be, " a vertebrate animal, having two legs and two wings, and covered with feathers, or down; ..."

4. Report by Maine Commissioners of Inland Fisheries and Game (1913)
"... 74 Sora, 75 american coot, 76 american coot, 77 american coot, 78 American Coot, 79 american coot, 80 Northern Phalarope, 81 Northern Phalarope, ..."

5. The Birds of Essex County, Massachusetts by Charles Wendell Townsend (1905)
"On September 2oth, 1904, I saw in the Topsfield marshes, a bird started up from the reeds, that resembled an american coot in plumage, but was considerably ..."

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