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from The Century Dictionary.

  • The duck tribe considered as a prime division of desmognathous carinate birds having the same technical characters as, and being conterminous with, the family Anatidæ.

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

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) An order of birds, including the swans, ducks, geese, flamingoes and screamers.

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  • "The duck tribe considered as a prime division of desmognathous carinate birds having the same technical characters as, and being conterminous with, the family Anatidæ." --Cent. Dict.

    June 6, 2012

  • What? Ducks belong to tribes now? (Insert joke about inadvisability of ducks taking presents of duvets from visiting flocks of geese ..... a joke so lame it quacks me right up ...)

    June 6, 2012