from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Asian duck (Aix galericulata) having brightly colored plumage and a crested head.
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- n. a perching duck that has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face, Aix galericulata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A showy crested Asiatic duck (Aix galericulata, formerly Dendronessa galericulata), often domesticated, and regarded by the Chinese as an emblem of conjugal affection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. showy crested Asiatic duck; often domesticated
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I wish I could play my Shu table-lute on the mandarin duck strings.