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shelduck

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noun shel·duck \-ˌdək\

Definition of shelduck

  1. :  any of various Old World ducks (genus Tadorna); especially :  a common mostly black-and-white duck (T. tadorna) slightly larger than the mallard



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Origin and Etymology of shelduck

shel- (as in sheldrake) + duck


First Known Use: 1707


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