American pintail


Definition of American pintail

: 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

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First Known Use of American pintail

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“American pintail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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