from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A brightly colored North American duck (Aix sponsa) that nests in hollow trees, the male of which is noted for its large crest.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The maned goose, Bernicla jubata, found in southern Australia.
  • noun The summer duck, Aix sponsa: more fully called crested wood-duck, and also bridal duck, acorn-duck, tree-duck, wood-widgeon, and widgeon.
  • noun The hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus. Also tree-duck. See cut under merganser.

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  • noun A colorful North American duck, Aix sponsa, that nests in hollow trees

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  • noun showy North American duck that nests in hollow trees


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