from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A widely distributed North American duck (Anas strepera) having gray or brown plumage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A common and widespread dabbling duck which breeds in the northern hemisphere.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large duck (Anas strepera), valued as a game bird, found in the northern parts of Europe and America; -- called also gray duck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gray duck or gray, Anas strepera or Chaulelasmus streperus, a fresh-water duck of the subfamily Anatinæ and family Anatidæ, abundant in the northern hemisphere.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)