: any of several ducks that are dark in colorespecially: a common brown duck (Anas rubripes) of eastern North America
Examples of black duck in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebMallards have been breeding out black ducks in the Atlantic flyway for some time now (the black duck population has been in decline since the mid-1900s).
Ryan Chelius, Outdoor Life, 1 Mar. 2021 The daily bag limit can include no more than four mallards (of which two may be hens), three wood ducks, two canvasbacks, two redheads, two black ducks and one pintail.
Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Apr. 2020 The Blackwing is named after the black ducks found on the family crest of Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac, the founder of Detroit.
Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 9 Aug. 2019 On one end of a Hong Kong street, protesters dressed in black ducked behind umbrellas and makeshift barricades, occasionally throwing bricks or slinging rocks.
Yanan Wang, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2019
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