Definitions

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

  • n. A small European duck (Anas querquedula) having a conspicuous white stripe over each eye and down the back of the head in the male.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small dabbling duck, Anas querquedula, that breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, and winters in Africa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small European duck (Anas querquedula); -- called also cricket teal, and summer teal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of teal, the summer teal, Anas querquedula or Querquedula circia, inhabiting the temperate and southern portions of the palearctic region, a summer visitor to Great Britain, and common in India in winter.

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

  • n. small Eurasian teal

Etymologies

Italian dialectal gargenei, variant of garganello, ultimately from Late Latin gargala, tracheal artery.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Holkham national nature reserve will be holding a storytelling session on 5 August to mark Gruffalo Day, inspiring kids to explore its 4,000 hectares in pursuit of the grizzly creature, along with other rare species including natterjack toads, barn owls, marsh harriers, lapwings and the monstrous-sounding garganey, which is in fact a harmless rare species of duck.

    The Guardian World News

  • A French designer born in Paris Mr. Jean Bousquet established the company in 1964 was name derived from the word 'garganey'.

    xml's Blinklist.com

  • In the Hadejia-Nguru wetlands the most common waterbirds are white-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata), garganey (Anas querquedula), northern pintail (Anas acuta), and ruff (Philomachus pugnax).

    Lake Chad flooded savanna

  • At the beginning of the month the garganey teal are almost the only migratory ducks to be seen on them.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • Towards the end of the month the garganey or blue-winged teal (_Querquedula circia_), which are the earliest of the migratory ducks to visit India, appear on the tanks.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • Of the migratory species only a few shovellers and garganey teal tarry till May.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • More than 31 threatened mammals, including the sloth bear, leopard and water buffalo and birds, including painted stork, open billed stork, garganey, pin tail and whistling teal have been identified in the park, warden Weerasinghe Dissanayake was quoted as saying.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • The Hindu that the great white pelican, the garganey, the little stint and the temnick stint were the new visitors.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Yet another water dweller is the garganey, a kind of duck.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XXIII No 3

  • Approximately 500,000 garganey (Anas querquedula) and up to 200,000 pintail (Anas acuta) winter here, along with large numbers of ferruginous duck (Aythya nyroca), white-winged tern (Chlidonias leucopterus), ruff (Philomachus pugnax), black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) and other waterbirds.

    Inner Niger Delta flooded savanna

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