from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The black scoter, Œdemia nigra, one of the sea-ducks or Fuligulinæ. See cut under scoter.
- n. The dusky duck of North America, Anas obscura, one of the Anatinæ, or river-ducks, and a near relative of the mallard.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
One stormy afternoon, a few winters ago, I was black-duck shooting at sundown, by a lonely salt creek that doubled across the marshes from