bufflehead

noun
buf·​fle·​head | \ˈbə-fəl-ˌhed \

Definition of bufflehead 

: a small North American diving duck (Bucephala albeola)

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Ring-necked ducks, buffleheads and hooded mergansers arrive for the winter. Houston Chronicle, "Top birding spots around Texas," 10 May 2018 Unlike the chubby bufflehead ducks nearby, the mergansers were low-slung and long, and far more colorful. Dave Taft, New York Times, "Goth of the Bay," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bufflehead

1731, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bufflehead

archaic English buffle buffalo + English head

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