noun Den·dro·cyg·na \ˌdendrōˈsignə\

Definition of Dendrocygna

  1. :  a genus of long-legged ducks comprising the tree ducks and having long strong claws used in perching and a peculiar whistling call

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Origin and Etymology of dendrocygna

New Latin, from dendr- + -cygna (from Latin cygnus, cycnus swan) — more at cygnet

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