from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A duck (Glaucionetta clangula), found in Northern Europe, Asia, and America. The American variety (var. Americana) is larger. Called whistler, garrot, gowdy, pied widgeon, whiteside, curre, and doucker. Barrow's golden-eye of America (Glaucionetta Islandica) is less common.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sea-duck of the subfamily Fuligulinœ and genus Clangula; a garrot.
  • n. A fish, Hyodon chrysopsis, having a large eye with yellow iris. —
  • n. One of various neuropterous insects of the genus Chrysopa: so called in allusion to their golden or bronze-colored eyes. The larvæ are often called aphis-lions. Also called golden-eyed fly.
  • n. Melithreptus lunulatus, a small species of honey-eater.

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

  • n. a variety of green lacewing
  • n. large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions


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