American pintail

noun

: a dabbling duck breeding in northwestern North America and wintering along the southern part of both coasts southward to Panama usually being considered indistinguishable from the Old World pintail

Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American pintail was in 1866

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“American pintail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20pintail. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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