Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large duck (Cairina moschata) native to Mexico, Central America, and South America, widely domesticated in forms having plumage of various colors and red facial caruncles in the male.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Zoöl.) A duck (Cairina moschata), larger than the common duck, often raised in poultry yards. Called also musk duck. It is native of tropical America, from Mexico to Southern Brazil.

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  • noun An anatide genus Cairina moschata, a large duck which is native to Mexico, Central and South America.

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

  • noun large crested wild duck of Central America and South America; widely domesticated

Etymologies

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

[Alteration (influenced by Muscovy) of musk duck.]

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From Muscovy Company, an ancient monopolist service + duck

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