wi·geon noun \ˈwi-jən\
plural wigeon or wigeons or widgeon or widgeons
: any of several freshwater ducks (genus Anas): as
a : an Old World duck (Anas penelope) having a large white patch on each wing with the male having a reddish-brown head and buff crown
b : american wigeon
Origin of WIGEON
First Known Use: 1513
wigeon noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Any of four species of dabbling ducks, popular game and food birds. The male European wigeon (Anas penelope) has a reddish head, cream forehead, and gray back. The male American wigeon, or baldpate (A. americana), has a white crown, green eye stripe, and brown back. Baldpates often graze on young grasses. The Cape wigeon (A. capensis) of Africa is a nocturnal feeder.
Variants of WIGEON
wigeon or widgeon
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