blue-winged teal

noun
\ ˈblü-ˌwiŋ(d)- How to pronounce blue-winged teal (audio) \

Definition of blue-winged teal

: a North American dabbling duck (Anas discors) with a blue patch on each wing and in the male a white crescent on each cheek

Examples of blue-winged teal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web North of Boston, on Plum Island highlights included six blue-winged teal, four Hudsonian godwits, a warbling vireo, an early snow bunting, and a sedge wren. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2021 The affected species include black-bellied whistling ducks, blue-winged teal and a variety of egrets. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The affected species include black-bellied whistling ducks, blue-winged teal and a variety of egrets. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The birds affected have been identified as black-bellied whistling ducks, blue-winged teal and a variety of egret species. Marlene Lenthang, ABC News, 11 Sep. 2021 The affected species include black-bellied whistling ducks, blue-winged teal and a variety of egrets. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2021 The bird species affected include black-bellied whistling ducks, blue-winged teal and a variety of egret species. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, 10 Sep. 2021 The affected species include black-bellied whistling ducks, blue-winged teal and a variety of egrets. CBS News, 9 Sep. 2021 But only for a moment as the net, driven by small charges of black powder in each of the blasting devices, rose and dropped atop what seemed like hundreds of blue-winged teal. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of blue-winged teal

circa 1733, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue-winged teal was circa 1733

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13 Oct 2021

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“Blue-winged teal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue-winged%20teal. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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