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3 definitions found
 for Fulica atra
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coot \Coot\ (k[=oo]t), n. [Cf. D. koet, W. cwtair; cwta short,
     bodtailed + iar hen; cf. cwtau to dock. Cf. Cut.]
     1. (Zool.)
        (a) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the genus Fulica.
            The common European or bald coot is Fulica atra (see
            under bald); the American is Fulica Americana.
        (b) The surf duck or scoter. In the United States all the
            species of ({[OE]demia are called coots. See
            Scoter. "As simple as a coot." --Halliwell.
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     2. A stupid fellow; a simpleton; as, a silly coot. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bald \Bald\ (b[add]ld), a. [OE. balled, ballid, perh. the p. p.
     of ball to reduce to the roundness or smoothness of a ball,
     by removing hair. [root]85. But cf. W. bali whiteness in a
     horse's forehead.]
     1. Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or
        top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a
        bald head; a bald oak.
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              On the bald top of an eminence.       --Wordsworth.
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     2. Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
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              In the preface to his own bald translation.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. Undisguised. " Bald egotism." --Lowell.
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     4. Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean. [Obs.]
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     5. (Bot.) Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.
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     6. (Zool.)
        (a) Destitute of the natural covering.
        (b) Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.
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     Bald buzzard (Zool.), the fishhawk or osprey.
  
     Bald coot (Zool.), a name of the European coot ({Fulica
        atra), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the
        head.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Fulica atra
      n 1: a coot found in Eurasia [syn: Old World coot, Fulica
           atra]

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