Meaning of water crow in English:

water crow

noun

  • 1The Eurasian coot (now rare, English regional, and Scottish).

  • 2The European dipper, Cinclus cinclus (now rare, English regional, and Scottish).

  • 3US dialect The snakebird, Anhinga anhinga (now rare).

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator.