American goldeneye

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American goldeneye was in 1831

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“American goldeneye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20goldeneye. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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