from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A marine duck (Clangula hyemalis) that is black with a white breast and is found in Arctic and North Temperate regions. Also called long-tailed duck, oldwife.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Clangula hyemalis, the long-tailed duck, a medium-sized seaduck.
Long-tailed duck (formerly called oldsquaw) (1.6 lb.)
Species such as eiders, oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis), common merganser (Mergus merganser), and red-breasted mergansers (M. serrator), are hunted by set seasonal open and closing dates.
Representative species include snow, Brant and Canada goose; yellow-billed, Arctic, and red-throated loons; whistling swans; oldsquaw ducks; gyrfalcons; willow and rock ptarmigan; red-necked phalarope; parasitic jaeger; snowy owls; hoary redpoll and snow bunting.
I would like to hear of an oldsquaw which now is called, I think, a long-tailed duck.