canvasback

noun can·vas·back \ ˈkan-vəs-ˌbak \

Definition of canvasback

: a North American wild duck (Aythya valisineria) that has a reddish-brown head, black breast, and whitish body and is characterized especially by the elongate sloping profile of the bill and head

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canvasback

noun can·vas·back \ ˈkan-vəs-ˌbak \

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: a North American wild duck with reddish brown head and grayish back

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