sea duck


sea duck
noun
any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser
Hypernyms: ↑duck
Hyponyms:

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noun
: any of various ducks (as the scoters, mergansers, and eiders) that frequent the sea; especially : eider

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any of various diving ducks, as the scaups, goldeneyes, scoters, and eiders, found principally on seas.
[1745-55]

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sea duck noun
Any duck of the pochard group
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Main Entry:sea

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sea duck,
any duck of a group including the scoters and eiders, members of which dive for their food, have a lobate hind toe and are found chiefly on salt water.

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n. any of a number of ducks that frequent the sea, esp. the eiders, scoters, and long-tailed duck. Tribes Somateriini (and Mergini), family Anatidae: several genera

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sea duck — (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ducks which frequent the seacoasts and feed mainly on fishes and mollusks. The scoters, eiders, old squaw, and ruddy duck are examples. They may be distinguished by the lobate hind toe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea duck — sea′ duck n. orn any of various diving ducks, as the scaups, goldeneyes, scoters, and eiders, found principally on seas • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea duck — noun Date: 1753 a diving duck (as a scoter, merganser, or eider) that frequents the sea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea duck — /ˈsi dʌk/ (say see duk) noun any diving duck living principally on salt waters and feeding on molluscs, such as scoters and eiders …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea duck — any of various diving ducks, as the scaups, goldeneyes, scoters, and eiders, found principally on seas. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

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  • sea ducks — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duck — Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the former… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duck ant — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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