loon


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Loon \Loon\ (l[=oo]n), n. [Scot. loun, lown, loon; akin to OD.
   loen a stupid man; prob. for an older lown, and akin to E.
   lame.]
   A sorry fellow; a worthless person; a rogue.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Loon \Loon\, n. [For older loom, Icel. l[=o]mr; akin to Dan. &
   Sw. lom.] (Zool.)
   Any one of several aquatic, wed-footed, northern birds of the
   genus Urinator (formerly Colymbus), noted for their
   expertness in diving and swimming under water. The common
   loon, or great northern diver (Urinator imber, or {Colymbus
   torquatus}), and the red-throated loon or diver ({Urinator
   septentrionalis}), are the best known species. See Diver.
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