Histrionicus

noun

His·​tri·​on·​i·​cus
ˌhistrēˈänə̇kəs
: a genus of ducks including only the harlequin duck

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Latin, adjective, histrionic; from their handsome plumage

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“Histrionicus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Histrionicus. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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