noun mal·lard \ˈma-lərd\

: a very common kind of duck

plural mallard or mallards

Full Definition of MALLARD

:  a common and widely distributed wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) of the northern hemisphere the males of which have a green head and white-ringed neck and which is the source of the domestic ducks

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Origin of MALLARD

Middle English, from Anglo-French mallart
First Known Use: 14th century
MALLARD Defined for Kids


noun mal·lard \ˈma-lərd\

Definition of MALLARD for Kids

:  a common wild duck of the northern hemisphere that is the ancestor of the domestic ducks


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