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

Word History


New Latin, from dendr- + -cygna (from Latin cygnus, cycnus swan)

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“Dendrocygna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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