Muscovy duck

noun
Mus·​co·​vy duck | \ ˈmə-ˌskō-vē- How to pronounce Muscovy duck (audio) \

Definition of Muscovy duck

: a large dark crested duck (Cairina moschata) of Central and South America that is widely kept in domestication

First Known Use of Muscovy duck

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Muscovy duck

Muscovy, principality of Moscow, Russia

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Cite this Entry

“Muscovy duck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Muscovy%20duck. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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