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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bald a.
 1. Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a bald head; a bald oak.
    On the bald top of an eminence.   --Wordsworth.
 2. Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
    In the preface to his own bald translation.   --Dryden.
 3. Undisguised. Bald egotism.”
 4. Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean. [Obs.]
 5. Bot. Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.
 6. Zool. (a) Destitute of the natural covering. (b) Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.
 Bald buzzard Zool., the fishhawk or osprey.
 Bald coot Zool., a name of the European coot (Fulica atra), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the head.

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

 Fulica atra
      n : Eurasian coot [syn: Old World coot]