from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bird of the genus Tachyeres in the family Anatidae, the family of duck, goose and swan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sea duck (Tachyeres cinereus), native of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego, which swims and dives with great agility, but which, when full grown, is incapable of flight, owing to its very small wings. Called also loggerhead, race horse, and side-wheel duck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A South American duck of the genus Micropterus (or Tachyeres); a race-horse. See Micropterus, 2.


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