Mergus

noun

Mer·​gus
ˈmərgəs
: a genus of highly aquatic diving ducks including several typical mergansers having males that are brightly marked and develop an eclipse plumage

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, diver (waterfowl), from mergere to dip, plunge

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“Mergus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mergus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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