from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various ducks of the subfamily Aythyinae, including the scoters, eiders, goldeneyes, and scaups, that feed by diving beneath the surface of the water.

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  • n. A duck that feeds mainly by diving such as the pochard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various ducks of especially bays and estuaries that dive for their food


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