from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small Old World merganser (Mergus albellus), the male of which has white and black plumage and a white crest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small compact diving duck, Mergus albellus, that breeds in the northern taiga of Europe and Asia and winters on sheltered coasts or inland lakes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. small European merganser (Mergus albellus) which has a white crest; -- called also smee, smee duck, white merganser, and white nun.
- n. The hooded merganser.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small merganser or fishing-duck, Mergellus albellus, the white nun, or smee, of the family Anatidæ and subfamily Merginæ, inhabiting northerly parts of the eastern hemisphere.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. smallest merganser and most expert diver; found in northern Eurasia
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)