One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a swimming bird or other aquatic animal) having webbed feet.
- ‘The white pelican of North America is a large, web-footed bird with an enormous throat pouch for scooping up fish.’
- ‘Although this rare, web-footed breed is seldom seen in public, anyone who meets an otterhound cannot help but smile at the dark eyes looking soberly out from a tangle of hair that is often soaking wet and muddy.’
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