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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Grebe \Grebe\ (gr[=e]b), n. [F. gr[`e]be, fr. Armor. krib comb;
   akin to kriben crest, W. crib comb, crest. So called in
   allusion to the crest of one species.] (Zo["o]l.)
   One of several swimming birds or divers, of the genus
   {Colymbus} (formerly {Podiceps}), and allied genera, found in
   the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. They have
   strong, sharp bills, and lobate toes.

Source : WordNet®

     n : small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that
         builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and
         with lobate rather than webbed feet
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