from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The North American white-fronted goose, Anser albifrons gambeli: so called in California because the under parts are whitish, blotched and patched with black. Also called harlequin brant, speckled brant. See cut under laughing-goose.
  • n. The gadwall, or gray duck, Chaulelasmus streperus. See cut under Chaulelasmus.
  • n. A trout or char, as the common brook-trout of the United States, Salvelinus fontinalis. See cut under char.


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