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

  • n. A brightly colored American duck (Aix sponsa) that nests in hollow trees and the male of which is noted for its large crest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A colorful North American duck, Aix sponsa, that nests in hollow trees

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Australian maned goose (Chlamydochen jubata).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The maned goose, Bernicla jubata, found in southern Australia.
  • n. The summer duck, Aix sponsa: more fully called crested wood-duck, and also bridal duck, acorn-duck, tree-duck, wood-widgeon, and widgeon.
  • n. The hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus. Also tree-duck. See cut under merganser.

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

  • n. showy North American duck that nests in hollow trees


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