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 for Coot
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.
            [1913 Webster]
     2. A stupid fellow; a simpleton; as, a silly coot. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks

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