American wigeon

noun

Definition of American wigeon

: a North American wigeon (Anas americana) that has a short, black-tipped, pale blue bill and in the male a white crown and large white patch on each wing

called also baldpate

First Known Use of American wigeon

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“American wigeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20wigeon. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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