musk duck

musk duck
noun
large crested wild duck of Central America and South America; widely domesticated
Hypernyms: ↑duck
Member Holonyms: ↑Cairina, ↑genus Cairina

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noun
1. [alteration of muscovy duck] : muscovy duck
2. [so called from its characteristic odor during the breeding season] : an Australian duck (Biziura lobata) having a disk-shaped leathery chin lobe and exuding a musky odor during the breeding season

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1. See Muscovy duck.
2. an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor.
[1765-75]

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musk duck noun
(also by confusion muscovy duck) a large musky-smelling S American duck (Cairina moschata)
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Main Entry:musk

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musk duck,
1. = Muscovy duck. (Cf.Muscovy duck)
2. an Australian duck, the male of which has a musky odor.

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n. an Australian stiff-tailed duck with dark gray plumage and a musky smell, the male having a large black lobe of skin hanging below the bill. Biziura lobata, family Anatidae

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Musk duck — Musk Musk (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd. {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musk duck — n. 1. an Australian duck (Biziura lobata) with an inflatable leathery pouch beneath the lower jaw, spikelike tail feathers, and a musklike odor during the breeding season 2. MUSCOVY DUCK …   English World dictionary

  • Musk Duck — Not to be confused with the Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata). Musk Duck Female. Note tail fan slightly twisted to the right. Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • musk duck — Muscovy duck Mus co*vy duck [A corruption of musk duck.] (Zo[ o]l.) A duck ({Cairina moschata}), larger than the common duck, often raised in poultry yards. Called also {musk duck}. It is native of tropical America, from Mexico to Southern Brazil …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musk duck — tasmaninės antys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Biziura angl. musk duck vok. Lappenente, f rus. лопастная утка, f pranc. erismature à barbillons, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – stačiauodegės siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • musk duck — tasmaninė antis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Biziura lobata angl. musk duck vok. Lappenente, f rus. лопастная утка, f pranc. erismature à barbillons, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tasmaninės antys …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • musk duck — /ˈmʌsk dʌk/ (say musk duk) noun 1. an endemic Australian, stiff tailed duck, Biziura lobata, the drake of which has a large lobe of skin hanging below the bill. 2. → Muscovy duck. {named from the distinct odour of musk emitted by males} …  

  • musk duck — 1. See Muscovy duck. 2. an Australian duck, Biziura lobata, having a musky odor. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • musk duck — noun (Biziura lobata), a highly aquatic, stiff tailed duck native to southern Australia …   Wiktionary

  • musk-duck — n. Muscovy duck (Anas moschata) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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