from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various diving ducks of the genus Aythya, especially A. ferina of Europe and Asia, which has gray and black plumage and a reddish head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various ducks in the genera Aythya and Netta.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See poachard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A duck, Fuligula or Æthyia ferina, belonging to the family Anatidæ and subfamily Fuligulinæ more fully called the red-headed or red-eyed pochard, also dunbird.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. heavy-bodied Old World diving duck having a grey-and-black body and reddish head
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)