from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name, specific or generic (in this case with a capital), of the ruddy sheldrake, Anas casarca or Casarca rutila, a bird of the family Anatidæ and subfamily Anatinæ, inhabiting Europe, Asia, and Africa. As a generic term it includes several other species, as C. tadornoides, C. variegata, etc.


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  • -- The _chakwâ_, male, and _chakwî_, female, is the ruddy goose or sheldrake, known to Europeans as the Brâhmanî duck, _Anas casarca_ or _Casarca rutila_.

    Tales of the Punjab


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