from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ducks, containing the muscovy or musk-duck, Cairina moschata, a native of Central and South America, now found everywhere in domestication.
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- n. a genus of Anatidae
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The same kind of immediate and proximal geographic label seems to have confused Linnaeus when he came to giving a scientific name to the Muscovy duck in 1758 - cairina moschata.