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eider

noun ei·der \ˈī-dər\

Definition of EIDER

1
:  any of several large northern sea ducks (genera Somateria and Polystica) having fine soft down that is used by the female for lining the nest —called also eider duck
2
:  eiderdown 1

Origin of EIDER

Dutch, German, or Swedish, from Icelandic æthur, from Old Norse æthr
First Known Use: 1743

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

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May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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