canvasback duck

canvasback duck
noun
North American wild duck valued for sport and food
Hypernyms: ↑duck
Member Holonyms: ↑Aythya, ↑genus Aythya

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  • canvasback — noun North American wild duck valued for sport and food • Syn: ↑canvasback duck, ↑Aythya valisineria • Hypernyms: ↑duck • Member Holonyms: ↑Aythya, ↑genus Aythya …   Useful english dictionary

  • Duck — Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the former… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duck ant — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duck barnacle — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duck hawk — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duck mole — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canvasback — ☆ canvasback [kan′vəsbak΄ ] n. pl. canvasbacks or canvasback [< the grayish, canvaslike appearance of the back] a large, North American wild duck (Aythya valisneria) with a brownish red head, dark breast, and light gray back, hunted as a game… …   English World dictionary

  • Canvasback — Can vas*back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A Species of duck ({Aythya vallisneria}), esteemed for the delicacy of its flesh. It visits the United States in autumn; particularly Chesapeake Bay and adjoining waters; so named from the markings of the plumage on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canvasback — /kan veuhs bak /, n., pl. canvasbacks, (esp. collectively) canvasback. a North American wild duck, Aythya valisineria, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish brown head and neck. [1595 1605, Amer.; after the canvaslike color of its… …   Universalium

  • Canvasback — Taxobox name = Canvasback status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae genus = Aythya species = A. valisineria binomial = Aythya valisineria… …   Wikipedia

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