American goldeneye


Definition of American goldeneye

: a duck of the North American subspecies (americana) of the goldeneye being stocky, medium sized, and large headed with the male chiefly black and white, the female brown and gray

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First Known Use of American goldeneye

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“American goldeneye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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