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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 coot /ˈkut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coot n.
 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 (Œdemia are called coots. See Scoter. “As simple as a coot.”
 2. A stupid fellow; a simpleton; as, a silly coot. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : slaty-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks