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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coot mean? 

COOT (noun)
  The noun COOT has 1 sense:

1. slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks

  Familiarity information: COOT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

COOT (noun)

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Slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks

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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("coot" is a kind of...):

rail (any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coot"):

American coot; Fulica americana; marsh hen; mud hen; water hen (a coot found in North America)

Fulica atra; Old World coot (a coot found in Eurasia)

Holonyms ("coot" is a member of...):

Fulica; genus Fulica (coots)

covert (a flock of coots)

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